A new University of Minnesota study has confirmed that neighborhoods with a higher density of alcohol establishments experience more violent crime. But the study also compared neighborhoods with on-premise alcohol sales – such as bars and restaurants – with neighborhoods containing off-site alcohol sales, such as liquor stores.
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Super Bowl parties have become sort of an American tradition. They are a special time for friends to gather to watch football, funny TV commercials, and to eat — and drink. That last part can be a bit dangerous. A recent University of Minnesota study found that about 8 percent of fans watching games at [...]
It’s been more than 25 years since the federal government mandated that the legal minimum drinking age be 21. Prior to that, in some states, the minimum age was as low as 18. Toben Nelson, a University of Minnesota epidemiologist, calls the age 21 drinking age a public health success story. “It’s easy to forget [...]