Mark Littlewood writes for The Times
In the area of alcohol consumption — along with a whole swathe of other lifestyle choices — we are subjected to a barrage of contradictory statistics. Usually, the most doom-laden and counter-intuitive studies are those that secure the most coverage — often to the annoyance of the reports’ authors, who find that their detailed and nuanced analysis is translated into apocalyptic headlines.
Attempting to piece together the best science from the barrage of noise matters enormously, not only because it informs our personal choices but because it impacts on public policy, specifically on tax and regulation.
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