French government new advice: ‘Don’t drink wine’

February 20, 2009
The French wine industry is – once again – up in arms at the government’s latest pronouncement: to stop drinking wine altogether.

The Ministry of Health has published guidelines which advise, ‘The consumption of alcohol, and especially wine, is discouraged.’

The advice is drawn from findings by the INCA, the French national cancer institute, which says the consumption of only a small amount of alcohol can increase the risk of mouth and throat cancer by 168%.

INCA president Dominique Maraninchi said, ‘Small daily doses of alcohol are the most harmful. There is no amount, however small, which is good for you.’

The INCA also says red meat, charcuterie and salt also increase the risk of colon-rectal cancer – by up to 29%.

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