Exam #2 Review Sheet - Biological and Societal Impact of...

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Biological and Societal Impact of Alcohol and Wine Consumption Societal Impact – get to wine & health but Social Science data – uses & abuses of alcohol greatest impact Public Health policy Alcohol has an effect on cirrhosis, traffic accidents, & fetal defect For wine – negative emphasis of government-funded social science research Excise taxes and rotating warning labels Government & industry – different approaches o Government – public unable to limit themselves to moderate consumption & even moderate consumption health risks o Industry – health risks with abuse Social Science Data – consume wine moderate in family meal setting Pittman Klein Washington University, St. Louis o 66% Americans consume wine, beer, spirits o 45% group wine drinkers—1-2 glasses wine occasion, 3-5 week o 75% home o 82% at meal o Out – restaurants, good – for taste & food enhances wine, dinner, family Wine preferred by men & women w/ increasing age, education & income Attitudes 1990 poll o 83% Americans approve moderate & responsible consumption & food o Majority wine safe – doesn’t lead to irresponsible behavior o
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