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Three researchers from Deakin University have written to the Medical Journal of Australia raising concerns about the promotion of low-alcohol wines.
"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," argue Dr Stephen McKenzie, Dr Peter Miller and Associate Professor Evie Leslie.
"This contention has since been supported by a survey conducted by the Victorian Health Promotion Foundation (VicHealth), which found that “low carbohydrate beer drinkers mistakenly believe these beverages are a healthier choice than other varieties”.