General health: hazardous

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June 17, 2009

Source: New York Times

A science article front-paged in yesterday’s New York Times raises a question of whether ‘study after study’ that links moderate use of alcohol to health is ‘all a big mistake.’

The article says that ‘some scientists’ claim no study has ‘ever proved a causal relationship between moderate drinking and lower risk of death – only that the two often go together. It may be that moderate drinking is just something healthy people tend to do, not something that makes people healthy.’

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