Moderate wine drinking reduces all cause mortalityBMJ 1998; 316 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.316.7132.645f (Published 28 February 1998) Cite this as: BMJ 1998;316:645
- Alexander Dorozynski
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 …