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Old 02-21-2012, 06:21 PM
 
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A bunch of places? Post a link. I thought that study was done on 14,000 middle aged white women in the 1970's. As the below article states, daily drinking for health benefits is probably overhyped.
Health | A drink a day for health? Forget it, research says | Seattle Times Newspaper
benefits of moderate drinking.

1. Highlights of the NIAAA position paper on moderate alcohol consumption. Press release from the journal, Alcoholism: Clinical & Experimental Research, June 14, 2004.

2. American Heart Association website


3. Di Castelnuovo, Augusto, et al. Alcohol dosing and total mortality in men and women: An updated meta-analysis of 34 prospective studies. Archives of Internal Medicine, 2006, 166, 2437-2445.


4. Fuchs, C. S., et al. Alcohol consumption and mortality among women. The New England Journal of Medicine, 1995, 332(19), 1245-1250.


5. Doll, R., and Peto, R. Mortality in relation to consumption of alcohol: 13 years' observations on male British doctors. British Medical Journal, 1994, 309, 911-918.


There are a lot of studies that support the premise that moderate drinking provides some health benefits.

There are a couple that question that conclusion.
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Old 02-25-2012, 09:51 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles area
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Yes, the benefits of moderate drinking have been very well documented. However, since a certain percentage of people are at risk for abusing alcohol (I don't know what that percentage is), it is probably a bad idea for a non-drinker to start drinking just for the health benefits.
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Old 02-26-2012, 03:46 AM
 
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I have wondered about these studies and if the type of dining is taken into consideration.
It is my experience that those that enjoy a glass or two of wine with dinner are 'dining'....having a decent meal at a relaxed and enjoyable pace.Not wolfing down a double cheeseburger and fries from the drive-thru.
OK.That's a bit of exaggeration but you know what I mean.
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Old 02-26-2012, 06:36 AM
 
Location: So Ca
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benefits of moderate drinking.

1. Highlights of the NIAAA position paper on moderate alcohol consumption. Press release from the journal, Alcoholism: Clinical & Experimental Research, June 14, 2004.

There are a lot of studies that support the premise that moderate drinking provides some health benefits.
This journal's link doesn't publish the paper on this ( National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism Report on Moderate Drinking - Gunzerath - 2006 - Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research - Wiley Online Library but refers to the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism's position at Highlights of the NIAAA position paper on moderate alcohol consumption. Read the key findings. They don't say much for the benefits of moderate drinking.
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Old 02-26-2012, 10:00 AM
 
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This is one of those misleading statistics that jump from a casual relationship to the claim of a causual one.

Yes, people who have five glasses of red wine a week are healthier people. They are also more wealthy, get better medical care, are not alcoholic, are more likely to be married, eat less fast food and have predominately European ancestry.

People who eat chitterlings have a greatly reduced life expectancy. Do chitterlings kill them off? Or are they predominately African American person of rural background who have a 10 year lower life expectancy than the general population whether they eat chitterlings or not.
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