Good news, booze cuts risk of getting arthritis

Once again a news story which confuses the sensible drinking message and which demonstrates why government and health bodies should be delivering sensible alcohol consumption messages, rather than newspapers, individual scientists or individual scientific studies.

I’m not suggesting that this study is factually incorrect, but it does give the newspaper editors a chance of a quick headline, a page filler and a popular justifiable approach to alcohol consumption.

So drinking is good for arthritis; potentially, there is an indication that more research is required. What these stories never really tell you is that while it may have benefits for certain parts of the body, excessive consumption is very harmful for much of the rest of the body.


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Source – Metro 

Date – 28th July 2010

Submitted by – Peter Mayhew