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A bit more on drinking

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On February 17, 2011
Rob’s post inspired me to look up the WHO report on drinking in the USA, and to do some quick calculations. According to this data, American adults (defined as people over 15) consume slightly less than two drinks per day per capita. This is using the standard definition of a drink as 12 ounces of […]

Driving them to drink

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On June 17, 2009

Following up on Dave’s observations regarding doubts about the health benefits of moderate drinking: (1) The politics of epidemiology are most obvious when you see people treat relatively weak c

Damn.

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On June 16, 2009

The New York Times reports that “some scientists” dispute the link between moderate alcohol consumption and better health on a number of measures.  The key is the causality question, of

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