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Protecting the heart may not protect the public health

BMJ 2006; 332 doi: (Published 08 June 2006) Cite this as: BMJ 2006;332:1392
  1. Rahul Rao, consultant in old age psychiatry (
  1. York Clinic, Guy's Hospital, London SE1 3RR

    EDITOR—Britton raises the profile of what will continue to be an informed debate over the role of alcohol in protecting the heart from vascular disease.1 However, the picture is not complete and, as she points out, the media could take a rather skewed view of the benefits of …

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