Would calorific information on alcoholic drinks affect your consumption?

There is about to be a vote in the  European Parliament to determine whether calorie labels should be put on all alcoholic drinks.

It is thought that this information will help inform adults and will impact the rising rates of obesity, since the view is that alcohol in general plays a contributing role in the obesity crisis.

In people who drink regularly, that proportion can be significant: an estimated 10% of their daily calories come from alcohol.

According to recent research, 80% of people are unaware of the calorific values of their favourite tipple.

What are your views? Do you know how many calories you’re consuming on an average week through wine, beer and spirits?  Would the knowledge of how many calories consumed affect the amount you drink?  Would you find this information beneficial? 

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