Published in Medical Letter on the CDC and FDA, June 10th, 2001
Researchers from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Hygiene analyzed published population data on death rates and alcohol consumption for England and Wales in 1996 and 1998, respectively. The data were broken down by age and gender, and the figures used to calculate years of life lost and gained as a result of drinking alcohol.
The results showed that alcohol reduces overall death rates by around 2% because it protects against coronary artery disease. But the gains were...
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