Friday, 9 February 2018

to drink (in moderation) or not to drink?

According to this Editorial in the Irish Times,

"Alcohol can be a killer. Its malign effects are felt throughout society, in broken families, health problems, addiction and death"...

However, according to the Mediterranean Diet Pyramid (as shown below), the moderate consumption of red wine (1-2 glasses per day) is actually beneficial!

A debate/consultation should start where these arguments are presented to decision and policy makers in a proper scientific way before any label of the type of "alcohol can cause cancer" is put on a bottle of red wine.
Ireland has already a wrong Food Pyramid communicated to schools and the Public; let's learn from this mistake and try to improve things...

Do we want to?

Ioannis Zabetakis


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