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An error crept into my letter while it was with the BMJ editors. The entire second paragraph except for the first sentence is actually a quote from Sally Davies. This section should have quotation marks around it: "If you take 1000 women, 110 will get breast cancer without drinking. Drink up to these guidelines and an extra 20 women will get cancer because of that drinking. Double the guideline limit and an extra 50 women per 1000 will get cancer. That’s not scaremongering, that’s fact and it’s hard science."
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04 March 2016
Institute for Biomedical Ethics, University of Basel