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Self-reported alcohol intake underreported 44 percent after one week
Monday, April 19, 2004 3:13 pm Email this article
When people were asked how much alcohol they had to drink one week ago, they underreported the amount by 44 percent according to a study from National Institute of Public Health, Copenhagen, Denmark. This underreporting "is very clear already after 2-3 days," the authors wrote.
This should be taken into account when a doctor asks a patient trying to lose weight how much they drink.
The study was based on 6,354 persons chosen at random among the adult Danish citizens, of which 77 percent responded.
Ekholm O. Influence of the recall period on self-reported alcohol intake. Eur J Clin Nutr. 2004 Jan, 58(1):60-63.
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