UK believes in the benefits of healthy appetite for alcohol

than a quarter of Britons think that drinking alcohol is good for their health,
a new survey has revealed.

research by market analysts Mintel found that of 1,000 adults surveyed, 26 per
cent were of the opinion that drinking in moderation had no negative effects.

also revealed that one in five thought that alcohol could help reduce stress,
while only 9 per cent thought it was bad for their health.

figures represent a significant change from a similar survey in 2002, when only
14 per cent thought drinking had stress-relieving capabilities.

Amanda Lintott said: "It is not just those who are at real risk from heart
disease, or those who are likely to drink red wine, who feel that alcohol can
have health benefits."

By Mike Berry

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