Many of us take liquid medications either with a teaspoon or table spoon but a new study has found this contributes to dosage errors. The findings of the study have offered suggestions that rather than using teaspoon or tablespoon as measurements, dosages be changed to milliliters.

Previous research on the topic found that by using teaspoons individuals’ under-dose by 8.4 percent and when they use tablespoons they overdose by 11.6 percent.

Authors Koert van Ittersum, PhD and Brian Wansink, PhD, suggest that by indicating dosage measurements in milliliters people will opt for proper measuring devices as milliliters are difficult to estimate or eye-ball.

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