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Alcohol: A Pour Decision?

Alcohol: A Pour Decision?

Update: 2019-03-1544


For decades we’ve been told that having a glass or two of wine is good for you. But recently there’ve been reports that even a little bit of booze is bad for you. So what is going on? Is just a bit of alcohol dangerous? To find out we talk to epidemiologist and nutritionist Prof. Eric Rimm, psychologist Prof. Tim Stockwell, and cancer researcher Dr. Susan Gapstur.

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Selected references: Eric’s study of drinking and heart attacks in over 40,000 men Tim and Kaye’s meta-analysis critiquing the heart benefit hypothesisMeta-analysis showing the increased risk of cancer and other diseases from drinking different amounts


This episode was produced by Meryl Horn with help from Wendy Zukerman as well as Rose Rimler and Michelle Dang. Our senior producer is Kaitlyn Sawrey. We’re edited by Blythe Terrell. Editing help from Caitlin Kenney. Fact checking by Michelle Harris and Michelle Dang. Mix and sound design by Peter Leonard. Music by Peter Leonard, Emma Munger and Bobby Lord. Thanks especially to Michelle Dang for her all her research help on this episode. A huge thanks to all the researchers we got in touch with for this episode including Dr. Arthur Klatsky, Dr. William Kerr, Dr. Tim Niami, Professor William Ghali, Dr. Wendy Chen, Max Griswold and many others. Recording help from Andrew Stelzer, Susanna Capelouto, Katie Sage, and Joseph Fridman. Also thanks to Lynn Levy, the Zukerman Family and Joseph Lavelle Wilson. 

Comments (8)

Héctor Cossio

the fact you guys make a show about alcohol just after a vacation break says a lot of what you were up to during that break

May 23rd

Kyle Macdonald

I think just having a conversation with people is better, you don't need to cut and add little comments or added info.

Mar 24th
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Alessandro R

couldn't they use mice? Then you can recreate the same environments so you clear out the different living patterns...

Mar 19th

Hooman Tofighi

It was beneficial, thank you

Mar 16th

ardelean vlad-george

the audio edit is quite annoying. I feel like i'm listening to looney tunes. annoying!

Mar 15th
Reply (2)
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Alcohol: A Pour Decision?

Alcohol: A Pour Decision?