Advice on alcohol consumption has narrow perspective

BMJ 1995; 311 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.311.7010.950b (Published 07 October 1995) Cite this as: BMJ 1995;311:950
  1. Saroj Jayasinghe
  1. Senior lecturer in clinical medicine Faculty of Medicine, University of Colombo, Colombo 8, Sri Lanka

    EDITOR,--The Royal Colleges' advice to the public and the editorial by J Michael Gaziano and Charles Hennekens1 have taken a narrow perspective of the ill effects of alcohol, and ignored several issues.

    The studies concentrate on mortality and not morbidity and even for mortality have inadequate data on accrued risks.1 Cumulative morbidity resulting in physical diseases (for example, cerebral atrophy) and indirect “hidden …

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