Researchers make the public health case for why alcohol labels are in need of an update

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Recent Harvard Bell Fellow Anna Grummon, PhD, and her colleague Marissa G. Hall, PhD, penned a Perspective in the New England Journal of Medicine about why the well documented risks of alcohol consumption should be better explained via redesigned warning labels in order to better inform consumers. The two co-authors, along with several other colleagues, also published a study in The American Journal of Preventive Medicine, that evaluated which words and icons were more likely to discourage alcohol consumption. Learn more in this news post by the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and on WebMD. Grummon is also featured in this video segment for Fox25 News.

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