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The conclusions we draw

BMJ 1995; 310 doi: (Published 04 February 1995) Cite this as: BMJ 1995;310:326
  1. T M Reynolds
  1. Consultant chemical pathologist Burton Hospital, Burton upon Trent, Staffordshire DE13 0RB

    EDITOR,—Richard Doll and colleagues' finding that all cause mortality in men is lowest among those who drink 21 units of alcohol a week can be interpreted differently depending on the observer's stance.1

    The teetotaller—It's so unfair!

    The average drinker—The doctors were wrong: the safe limit isn't 21, it's …

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