Authors' reply

BMJ 1995; 311 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.311.7013.1167b (Published 28 October 1995) Cite this as: BMJ 1995;311:1167
  1. Morten Gronbaek,
  2. Thorkild I A Sorensen, Research fellow
  1. Professor Danish Epidemiology Science Centre, Institute of Preventive Medicine, Copenhagen Health Services, Municipal Hospital, DK-1399 Copenhagen K, Denmark

    EDITOR,--Our paper had some impact in the media, most of which was beyond our control. We admit that we were cautious about inferring causation.

    To simplify interpretation of our analyses we excluded people who drank more than five units ofany beverage daily. Victoria Wilson and colleagues are concerned that we thereby introduced bias by excluding beer drinkers who were not …

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