On March 17, 2018, the New York Times reported an ongoing study by the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, part of N.I.H., and funded by the alcohol industry is researching the effects of a daily drink as part of a healthy diet.
The study aims to prove that individuals without a negative predisposition (anyone with a history of addiction, psychiatric, liver or kidney problems, certain cancers or a family history of breast cancer) may benefit from moderate alcoholic consumption.
Scientific objectivity? You be the judge.
Update on June 15, 2018: An investigation at the National Institutes of Health concluded that the $100 million trial had been tainted by funding appeals to the alcohol industry.