Lifestyle Economics

New study on moderate drinking tells us little we don’t already know



Mark Littlewood writes in The Times

Government and Institutions

Prof. Len Shackleton writes for The Express

Christopher Snowdon quoted in The Mail

IEA Head of Lifestyle Economics Christopher Snowdon has been quoted in The Daily Mail responding to new research which disputes the claim that moderate drinking can have health benefits, arguing that weight gained from even small quantities of alcohol can increase the risk of type two diabetes.

Christopher criticised the study, commenting:

“The finding that heavy drinkers tend to be fatter than teetotallers isn’t very surprising. We talk about beer bellies for a reason. 

“But the methodology of this study is too crude to tell us anything we don’t already know about the benefits of moderate drinking.”

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