Wednesday, 27 February 2013

Alcohol not as harmful as was thought

It seems people under report the amount they drink. Not really surprising, but it does make me think that if that's the case then surely any harmful effects of alcohol are caused by higher doses than previously thought.

I don't suppose that's how the press will see it though, and lurid headlines about drinking being out of control will no doubt start appearing again soon.


  1. No, Ed, you've got it the wrong waty around - it means that alcohol consumption is double what it was thought. Except, the figures for overal alcohol consumption already exist. And much more accurate than the results of a survey.

    The report on BBC Breakfast yesterday was embarrassingly poor (and illustrated with a glass of beer). The logical flaws in the argument were blindingly obvious.