Alcohol Saves Lives

“The consumption of alcohol (from all sources) probably saves more lives that it causes deaths because of the cardiovascular benefits” of moderate consumption, according to Dr. Eric Single.

Dr. Single is adjunct professor at the University of Toronto and advisor at the Canadian Centre on Substance Abuse in Ottawa. Professor Single has published widely on alcohol issues and is internationally recognized for his expertise.

Empirical research studies in the United States and several other countries support Dr. Single’s conclusion regarding the overall health and longevity benefit of alcohol in society.


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