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Correlation does not imply causation

Reader comment on item: Fashion at Turkish Airlines
in response to reader comment: " Alcohol has been universally linked to numerous health problems"

Submitted by Ali Baba (United States), Feb 28, 2013 at 01:48

Red wine in moderation may be good for you, but is it because of the ethanol or because of some other ingredient. In other words, simple red grape juice probably provides the same amount of cardio protection as red wine.

On other hand, perhaps there are confounding variables at play. Perhaps the low stress associated with a leisurely sip of red wine is the cause of reduced cardiovascular disease and not the alcohol itself.


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