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Supposedly scientific case for moderate drinking springs a leak

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Research on the potential health benefits of alcohol needs a more sceptical evaluation by scientists, journalists and the public alike, says Tim Stockwell, lead author of a new analysis of existing published research studies.

New York

IT'S an irresistible headline: people who drink alcohol in moderation actually live longer than those who abstain entirely. Counterintuitive studies that show the purported benefits of a drink or two a day prompt flurries of bright news reports. You can hear the glasses clinking

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