Beer friendly prof under fire

December 14th, 2005 | Posted by Real Beer

A Harvard professor moonlighting for beer giant Anheuser-Busch finds himself under fire from substance abuse counselors for saying the benefits of moderate alcohol consumption outweigh the risks. And for how he appears to be benefiting from the stance.

Meir Stampfer, a leading researcher on alcohol consumption, has traveled to Chicago and New York to tout the benefits of alcohol at Anheuser-Busch sponsored lunches.

While the company never paid Stampfer for his talks, it footed his travel expenses and donated $150,000 in scholarship money to the Harvard School of Public Health.

[From BostonHerald.com.]

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