In the Norwegian Health Directorate’s recent population survey, nearly 1300 men and women were interviewed. According tothe results of the survey, 58 percent of the respondents believe drinking wine regularly is healthy. Also, 63 percent of the participants believe that red wine is healthier than other alcohols.
However, health authorities warned about the perception of daily alcohol intake for health reasons.
– There is no reason to recommend alcohol as a daily “medication,” said Jørg Mørland who is Executive Director at the Folkehelseinstituttet (The Norwegian Institute of Public Health).
Director of Health Diroctaret Anne Hafstad also said they are concerned that many Norwegians connect health to alcohol.