Monday, 30 October 2017

How Public Health England changed the drinking guidelines

Thanks to the Freedom of Information Act and this bundle of government documents, I have been able to see how Public Health England engineered the change to the drinking guidelines. Neither PHE nor the Sheffield University modellers come out of it well. If nothing else, it puts the lie to the notion that government-funded research is 'independent'.

Read the full story at Spectator Health. It's not pretty but it is important.

See also this report in yesterday's Sunday Times.

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