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Nutr Rev. 1998 Jan;56(1 Pt 1):25-6.

Moderate alcohol intake and mortality.

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Division of Human Nutrition and Epidemiology, Wageningen Agricultural University, HD Wageningen, Netherlands.


A prospective study of middle-aged Chinese men contributes to existing evidence that moderate alcohol intake may improve chances of longevity. The consumption of no more than two drinks per day was associated with a 19% reduction in mortality risk. This protective effect was not restricted to a specific type of alcoholic drink.

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