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European Politicians Urged to Recognise the Health Benefits of Moderate Drinking

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Scientific studies show that moderate drinking is part of a healthy lifestyle, so why is the European Parliament sticking with a “flawed” study suggesting there is no ‘safe’ level of alcohol consumption?

Having been involved in the wine industry for almost my entire working life, this question has been one that has bugged me for years. Doctors know, and the good ones will tell you, that moderate alcohol consumption, as part of a happy and healthy lifestyle, has positive health benefits.

The ‘no safe level’ assumption is based on a single study – Global Burden of Diseases (GBD) study published by The Lancet in 2018 – which, the CEEV has reminded db, “has been severely criticized by the scientific community for its analytical flaws”.

So why continue with the ‘no safe level’ falsehood?

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By Patrick Schmitt in The Drinks Business

Published 10 December 2021

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