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Episode Notes

In this episode, I interview the journalist Phil Cain about alcohol. Phil is an experienced journalist with expertise in the SE region of Europe but, in recent times, has turned his hand to detailing some of the evidence around alcohol and telling its story. His book, Alcohol Companion, is fundamentally a science-based approach but Paul turns his journalistic hand to present the evidence in a compelling way. We talk about the newest evidence from the Lancet suggesting there is no safe level of alcohol, the inappropriate binary approach to alcohol harms, and how sometimes we confuse the transient euphoria of alcohol with long-term happiness.

Alcohol Companion by Phil Cain
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Phil Cain website

Lancet editorial: No level of alcohol consumption improves health

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