Alcohol intake and mortality

BMJ 1994; 308 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.308.6928.598a (Published 26 February 1994) Cite this as: BMJ 1994;308:598
  1. A G Shaper
  1. Department of Public Health, Royal Free Hospital School of Medicine, London NW3 2PF.

    EDITOR, - Having read the Danish paper on alcohol intake and mortality,1 I am grateful for the sound advice from Ian Robertson that the message that women should drink a maximum of 14 units a week and men a maximum of 21 units a week is clear and unambiguous and should not be lightly given up.2 Morten Gronbaek and colleagues conclude that “simple messages about the benefits of total abstinence may not be appropriate,” …

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