Fri, Jan 25 2013 at 9:44 AM
"WHAT ABOUT all of the people who are killed prematurely every year by alcohol toxicity and drunk driving!? And what about all of the countless health ailments that are created or made worse by drinking alcohol on a regular basis!?" Good point. I have a suggestion: do a study that controls for all those factors (one that looked at overall death rates might do). Then publish the results. There's no chance that anyone will dismiss the findings out of hand, bring up alcohol related causes of death that formed part of your study and accuse you of being an alcohol industry shill.