To the Editor: We have previously argued that the recent rapid increase in the popularity of low-carbohydrate (“low-carb”) beers, in Australia and other countries, is more a community health risk than a healthy alternative to traditional beers.1 This contention has since been supported by a survey conducted by the Victorian Health Promotion Foundation (VicHealth), which found that “l
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Lower-alcohol, lower-calorie wines: harm reduction or harm production?
Stephen P McKenzie, Evie R Leslie and Peter G Miller
Med J Aust 2011; 194 (11): 614-615.
Stephen P McKenzie, Lecturer
Evie R Leslie, Associate Professor
Peter G Miller, Senior Research Fellow
Miller PG, McKenzie SP, de Groot FP, et al. The growing popularity of “low-carb” beers: good marketing or insidious community health risk [letter]? Med J Aust 2010; 192: 235.
Food Standards Australia New Zealand. Standard 2.7.1. Labelling of alcoholic beverages and food containing alcohol. http://www.foodstandards.gov.au/_srcfiles/Standard_2_7_1_Alc%20label_v64.pdf (accessed May 2011).
Alcohol and other Drugs Council of Australia. Submission to the Food Labelling Law and Policy Review. Canberra: ADCA, 2010. http://www.adca.org.au/images/publications/adca% 20submission%20to%20the%20food%20labelling%20law%20and%20policy%20review.pdf (accessed May 2011).
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