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The growing popularity of “low-carb” beers: good marketing or community health risk?

Peter G Miller, Stephen P McKenzie, Florentine P de Groot, Sondra L Davoren and Evie R Leslie
Med J Aust 2010; 192 (4): 235.
Published online: 15 February 2010

To the Editor: The recent rapid increase in popularity of low-carbohydrate (“low-carb”) beers in Australia, such as Foster’s Pure Blonde and Lion Nathan’s Hahn Super Dry, may represent an insidious health risk. The perception that low-carb beers represent a healthy alternative may result in some consumers:

  • Peter G Miller1
  • Stephen P McKenzie1
  • Florentine P de Groot1
  • Sondra L Davoren2
  • Evie R Leslie1

  • 1 School of Psychology, Deakin University, Geelong, VIC.
  • 2 Cancer Prevention Centre, Cancer Council Victoria, Melbourne, VIC.


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