Everything you wanted to know about minimum pricing, in one place

29th June 2022 | Dr Aveek Bhattacharya
Everything you wanted to know about minimum pricing, in one place

The World Health Organization published a comprehensive review of minimum pricing policies on alcohol, including summaries of the most recent evidence on their impact for countries to consider. In this blog economist Dr Bhattacharya explains what the review looked at. Read more »

Healthy life expectancy: why tackling alcohol is key

18th May 2022 | Dr Alison Giles
Healthy life expectancy: why tackling alcohol is key

If the Government is serious about extending healthy life expectancy for all, it must get serious about tackling alcohol. With the Health Disparities White Paper being published soon, IAS’ Dr Alison Giles looks at what should be done. Read more »

Does alcohol make you fat?

24th November 2021 | Dr Gary O’Donovan
Does alcohol make you fat?

The relationship between alcohol and obesity is extremely complex. Dr Gary O’Donovan looks at what the UK Government can do in their ‘war on obesity’ regarding alcohol consumption, and shows an interesting new finding about men, alcohol and BMI. Read more »

Measuring alcohol in populations

28th October 2016 | Annie Britton
Measuring alcohol in populations

Better monitoring of alcohol consumption is needed; technological advances may soon provide extremely valuable information about context of drinking, says Dr Annie Britton Read more »

Bang per buck – a recent history of white cider

6th October 2016 | Peter Rice
Bang per buck – a recent history of white cider

As the Alcohol Health Alliance releases a report showing that 7.5 litres of high-strength white cider can be bought for the price of a cinema ticket, Dr Peter Rice paints a potted recent account of the drink through a medical lens Read more »