TITLE

Where's the Proof?

AUTHOR(S)
Gorman, Christine
PUB. DATE
January 2003
SOURCE
Time International (South Pacific Edition);1/27/2003, Issue 3, p63
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Argues that research on the health benefits of alcohol gets more media coverage than it deserves. Publication of a study in the 'New England Journal of Medicine' that showed that a particular pattern of drinking seems to have positive health effects; Finding that men who consistently drink a small amount of beer, wine or spirits three or more days a week suffer fewer heart attacks than those who drink less frequently; Studies that contradict evidence that drinking is beneficial; Fact that these studies are usually epidemiological studies rather than large, randomized, placebo-controlled trials; Opinion that the health benefits of moderate drinking are small.
ACCESSION #
8986729

 

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