Department of Nutrition, Exercise and Sports – University of Copenhagen


  • Light to moderate alcohol consumption is associated with lowered mortality compared to not drinking alcohol at all


    In April a Lancet paper on risk thresholds for alcohol consumption led to worldwide media attention with headlines such as “One extra glass of wine will shorten your life by 30 minutes”. However, more critical and in-depth scrutiny of the research reveals the inaccuracy of these messages, as stated by Professor Arne Astrup from University of Copenhagen, and Dr. Simona Costanzo and Professor Giovanni de Gaetano from Department of Epidemiology and Prevention, IRCCS NEUROMED, Italy, in a correspondence published in the Lancet this week. »

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