The Truth About Alcohol and Health

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  •   James McIntosh

Abstract

The paper discussed here claimed that the old guidelines for safe alcohol consumption should be replaced by much lower ones of about one standard drink per day. However the paper suffers from some statistical problems which lead to misleading results. In addition, by concentrating on mortality and older members of the population it fails to account for important aspects of the effect of alcohol use on individual health. It is shown when the effects of alcohol use on self-reported health and health service utilization are considered what has been traditionally been proposed as safe drinking behavior should continue to be used.


Keywords: Alcohol use, Longitudinal studies, Duration models, Hazard functions, self-reported health, Doctor visits, ordered probability models, Diabetes. and Stroke.

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McIntosh, J. (2019). The Truth About Alcohol and Health. European Journal of Medical and Health Sciences, 1(2). https://doi.org/10.24018/ejmed.2019.1.2.35