Relation between average alcohol consumption and disease: an overview

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serval:BIB_7721B68C315B
Type
Article: article from journal or magazin.
Publication sub-type
Review (review): journal as complete as possible of one specific subject, written based on exhaustive analyses from published work.
Collection
Publications
Title
Relation between average alcohol consumption and disease: an overview
Journal
European Addiction Research
Author(s)
Gutjahr  E., Gmel  G., Rehm  J.
ISSN
1022-6877 (Print)
Publication state
Published
Issued date
08/2001
Volume
7
Number
3
Pages
117-27
Notes
Journal Article
Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
Review --- Old month value: Aug
Abstract
OBJECTIVE: To conduct an overview of alcohol-related health consequences and to estimate relative risk for chronic consequences and attributable fractions for acute consequences. METHODS: Identification of alcohol-related consequences was performed by means of reviewing and evaluating large-scale epidemiological studies and reviews on alcohol and health, including epidemiological contributions to major social cost studies. Relative risks and alcohol-attributable fractions were drawn from the international literature and risk estimates were updated, whenever possible, by means of meta-analytical techniques. RESULTS: More than 60 health consequences were identified for which a causal link between alcohol consumption and outcome can be assumed. CONCLUSIONS: Future research on alcohol-related health consequences should focus on standardization of exposure measures and take into consideration both average volume of consumption and patterns of drinking.
Keywords
Alcohol Drinking/*epidemiology Alcohol-Induced Disorders/*epidemiology Chronic Disease Humans Severity of Illness Index
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Web of science
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