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No healthy level of alcohol consumption, says major study

Governments should consider advising people to abstain entirely, say authorsEven the occasional drink is harmful to health, according to the largest and most detailed research carried out on the effects of alcohol, which suggests governments should think of advising people to abstain completely. The uncompromising message comes from the authors

The Troubled End of an Ethically Compromised Booze Study

Words you don’t want to hear about a $100 million, 10-year scientific study: “significant concerns.” Also bad: “inadequately powered.”Not good either: “These interactions would undermine the perception of study objectivity and would call into question any potential findings.” And especially: “NIH will take necessary steps to arrange for an orderly

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