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Regular drinking might explain the French paradox

BMJ 2004; 329 doi: (Published 02 December 2004) Cite this as: BMJ 2004;329:1308
  1. Raghav Chawla
  1. BMJ

    Drinking some alcohol every day is safer than having a week's worth in one go, alcohol specialists said at a meeting in London last week. The beneficial effects of a daily glass of wine may explain why French men and women can eat a diet high in fat yet have less heart disease than populations who eat more healthily.

    Binge drinking, especially among younger people, is becoming an increasing public concern because it can lead to traffic injuries, violence, and unwanted sex, said Professor Morten Grønbæk, director of the Centre for Alcohol Research in Copenhagen, Denmark. …

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