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IT workers enjoy hoisting a few, but they can’t keep up with us media types when it comes to alcohol consumption. At least not the English IT workers.
A recent study in the UK found that by far the heaviest drinkers were those employed in the media, but IT workers were right behind.
The study, by the country’s National Health Service, found that media workers consume the equivalent of more than four bottles of wine or more than 19 pints of beer a week.
Media folks drink an average of 44 units a week, around double the recommended limit, a survey found.
People in the profession also drink 10 units more a week than the next heaviest drinking professionals – IT workers, who are closely followed by service-sector workers at 33 units, and people in finance, insurance and real estate at 29 units.
People working in education, transport and travel are the country’s most moderate drinkers, consuming an average of 24 units a week, although that is above the recommended limit for women and around the maximum for men.
So, let’s imagine: Would media types who write about IT be the heaviest drinkers of all? Discuss…
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