Authors' reply

BMJ 1996; 313 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.313.7053.365a (Published 10 August 1996) Cite this as: BMJ 1996;313:365
  1. Eric B Rimm,
  2. Meir J Stampfer,
  3. Arthur Klatsky,
  4. Diederick Grobbee
  1. Assistant professor of epidemiology and nutrition Professor of epidemiology and nutrition Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA 02115, USA
  2. Senior consultant in cardiology Kaiser Permanente Medical Center, Oakland, CA, USA
  3. Professor of epidemiology Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Erasmus University Medical School, Rotterdam, Netherlands

    EDITOR,—Many of the prospective studies that we reviewed could not take into account all of the three main beverages containing alcohol (beer, wine, and spirits) because of the limited frequency of consumption of some of them. We do not agree with M(empty set)rten Gronbaek and Thorkild I A S(empty set)rensen, however, that this should necessarily prevent them from being included in a review of the benefits of moderate alcohol consumption. In the multivariate analysis of type of beverage in the Copenhagen study the authors …

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