Lauri O. Byerley

Alcohol, particularly ethanol, is a component in numerous beverages. In fact, humans have been drinking alcoholic beverages for thousands of years. It has been an influential part of our lives and involved in shaping our modern culture. Interestingly, the 1980 Dietary Guidelines for Americans cautioned consumers to drink alcoholic beverages in moderation due to adverse health effects. Even the latest iteration of the Dietary Guidelines for Americans (2015–2020) noted that alcohol consumpti…

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