Has the leaning tower of presumed health benefits from 'moderate' alcohol use finally collapsed?

Addiction. 2015 May;110(5):726-7. doi: 10.1111/add.12828. Epub 2015 Jan 22.


The evolving epidemiological literature, including improved methodology for assessing causality in observational studies, is raising doubts about whether moderate alcohol consumption has a protective effect on health.

Publication types

  • Editorial

MeSH terms

  • Alcohol Drinking / adverse effects*
  • Chronic Disease
  • Ethanol / adverse effects*
  • Humans
  • Protective Agents*
  • Risk Factors


  • Protective Agents
  • Ethanol