You Should Know

May 2002 Issue

Side Benefit for Alcohol Imbibers

Drinking wine, beer or other alcoholic beverages may help prevent foodborne illness, according to an investigation in Spain that looked at who got sick and who didnít in a group of 51 people exposed to contaminated food at a banquet. Partyers who drank more than 40 grams of alcohol (about three beers, three glasses of wine or three cocktails) during or immediately after eating were only half as likely to suffer food poisoning from Salmonella-tainted food as teetotalers. Imbibers drinking

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