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Alcohol and heart disease Drinking advice inconsistent and unscientific

BMJ 1994; 308 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.308.6923.270a (Published 22 January 1994) Cite this as: BMJ 1994;308:270
  1. G Winstanley
  1. Portman Group,London W1M 7AA.

    EDITOR, - John Kemm claims that advice about drinking to individual members of the public has been fairly consistent over the past decade.1 This is surprising.

    In 1979 a special committee of the Royal College of Psychiatrists stated that the absolute upper weekly limit was about 56 units of alcohol.2 In 1981, however, the Department of Health and Social Security stated that these weekly limits were in fact quite high but declined to give precise …

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