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How Much Is Too Much?

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Dr. Francis Anstie, a Scottish physician, suggested a safe limit for drinkers in 1864. Now, in "Second Special Report to the U.S. Congress on Alcohol and Health," the experts say: "The classical Anstie's limit seems still to reflect the safe amount of drinking which does not substantially increase the risk of early death." Anstie's limit is one and a half ounces of absolute alcohol per day. [Other]... Login to read more
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