Dr Jackson states: "Any coronary protection from light to moderate drinking will be very small and unlikely to outweigh the harms...Do not assume there is a window in which the health benefits of alcohol are greater than the harms - there is probably no free lunch."
Professor Rod Jackson
Department of Community Health
Faculty of Medical & Health Sciences
University of Auckland, PO Box 92019, Auckland, New Zealand
Professor Jackson is available on the phone from Saturday midday New Zealand time. He is travelling from Europe Thursday - Saturday and will be checking his e-mail regularly. T) 64-2-130-1147, rt.Jackson@auckland.ac.nz