Consider The Evidence: Med/Peds Journal Roundup

March 5, 2006

High-pitched Wine taken down a peg?

Filed under: BMJ, health — medblog @ 9:34 pm

BMJ 3/4 – A study by Johansen et al. finds that wine drinkers buy healthier foods than beer drinkers. Analyzing 3.5 million transactions at two large supermarket chains revealed that people who buy wine are also more likely to buy healthier lower-fat foods. Does this blow a hole in the wine-a-day effect on reducing mortality?

Food buying habits of people who buy wine or beer: cross sectional study
Ditte Johansen, Karina Friis, Erik Skovenborg, Morten Grønbæk
BMJ 2006;332:519-522, doi:10.1136/bmj.38694.568981.80

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