But here's one maybe even they can get behind.
There is a new study out in The Lancet Journal regarding alcohol use. The study is based primarily on information deemed from "The world health report 2002 - Reducing Risks, Promoting Healthy Life"
What's it all mean? Well according to Steve Milloy writing for Fox News:
"Overall, four percent of the global burden of disease is attributable to alcohol, 4.1 percent to tobacco and 4.4 percent to high blood pressure. Alcohol is causally related to more than 60 different medical conditions, including breast cancer and coronary heart disease. In most cases, alcohol has a detrimental effect on health," claims the release.
The study authors, from Sweden, Canada and the U.S., claim there’s a "growing contrast between the treatment of alcohol in trade agreements and disputes as an ordinary commodity and the more restrictive treatments of such other commodities as tobacco and pharmaceuticals, which also entail public health risks."
They end their study with a call for a "new international treaty on alcohol control, along the lines of the [United Nations’] Framework Convention on Tobacco Control."
Anything done in excess can be a danger to your health, we all know this. But does that mean we need the UN stepping in with another scare campaign?
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