Wine is not special, it’s as dangerous as any alcohol, warn French doctors

Doctors in France have issued a stern warning to wine drinkers, as the row over whether the quintessentially French tipple should be treated as a health risk or a national treasure.

Health minister, Agnes Buzyn recently struck a nerve in France when she accused the country’s wine industry of practising “double standards” when it comes to selling wine as a soft alcohol.

 “The wine industry today claims wine is different from other types of alcohol,” she told France 2. “In terms of public health, it is exactly the same thing to drink wine, beer, vodka, whiskey, there is zero difference.”

 Now doctors and academics who signed an open letter published in Le Figaro on Monday have come out in support the minister, saying, “From the point of view of the liver, wine is alcohol.”

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