A disturbing Canadian report about alcohol consumption has spread around the world. Since then, expert voices have grown louder to criticize him.
The report, which was released last January, stated that even one drink per week could pose health risks.
The Canadian Center for Substance Use and Addiction claimed it was based on unpublished data that no other report in the world had highlighted. Already there, it was fishy.
Several media even talked about the alcohol guidelines. This is also wrong, because this center, which is not a government agency, does not have the authority to issue directions.
So, for ordinary mortals, how do we know who and what to believe?
Experts criticize the biased report
In a radio interview, Dr. Martin Juno, a highly respected cardiologist and professor, expressed serious doubts about this report.
According to Dr. Juno, one has only to look at the well-supported studies from Harvard and the National Institutes of Health (National Institutes of Health in the United States) to understand that this report is biased.
It will depend, according to Juno, mainly on a certain Tim Stockwell’s point of view, which the latter seems to confirm in this article.
The Canadian report also drew harsh criticism from Dr. R. Curtis Ellison, professor of medicine at Boston University and chair of the International Research Forum on Alcohol Research (ISFAR).
This US expert said he was angry that the Canadian authors had chosen “a mixture of studies, with little scientific validity, which are consistent with their preconceived notions, while ignoring many high-quality studies whose results do not support their own views”. miss out!
Professor Stockwell has been claiming for years that he understands data that others don’t about the true dangers of alcohol. It looks like a crusade and there are many stories of past squabbles with experts.
This is a big deal when working towards alcohol harm reduction, with supposedly objective advice. We start with an aim in mind, and everything else becomes biased by this view of the mind.
Job of the Year: Knowledge Broker!
One of the things that comes across when you look at the Canadian Center on Addiction’s website is how many people describe themselves not as researchers, but as “knowledge brokers.” Welcome ?
This rather loud headline can leave you confused. They won’t do research…but they will look at others’ research to choose which sectors can corroborate their findings!
serious health problem
Alcohol abuse is a serious issue and work on this topic should be just as serious.
The center published an exaggerated and unsupported scientific report. Like anything overrated, it becomes easier to laugh at and dismiss it than to make the right healthy decisions based on reliable research.
Soon there will be a federal budget. The center must lose its funding for its work to become the responsibility of the trusted and respected Ministry of Health.
We must prevent activity masquerading as science and the public no longer knowing who to believe.
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