Moderate wine drinking reduces all cause mortality

BMJ 1998; 316 doi: (Published 28 February 1998) Cite this as: BMJ 1998;316:645
  1. Alexander Dorozynski
  1. Paris

    Drinking three glasses of wine a day reduces the risk of death from all causes by about 30%, according to the first prospective study on the health effects of moderate drinking, which was carried out in France. Mortality from cardiovascular disease was reduced by 35% and from cancer by 20%.

    The study included 34000 men aged 40-60 years who had received a complete health checkup between 1978 and 1983 in Nancy, a town in eastern France. This group was re-evaluated in 1993, by which time 2642 of …

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