“Do ‘Moderate’ Drinkers Have Reduced Mortality Risk?”

30 Mar

Not according to this meta-analysis published in  The Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs.

“In summary, analyses of groups of higher quality studies free from abstainer biases were less likely to find evidence of reduced risk of mortality (i.e., health benefits) at low levels of alcohol consumption. Rather, the pattern of results is more consistent with a linear dose response than a J-shaped curve describing the risk relationships between level of alcohol consumption and all-cause mortality.”

 

One Response to ““Do ‘Moderate’ Drinkers Have Reduced Mortality Risk?””

  1. Enrique Guerra-Pujol March 31, 2016 at 3:54 am #

    How about “moderate smokers”?

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