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Risk thresholds for alcohol consumption - Authors' reply

Wood, Angela M.; Kaptoge, Stephen; Paige, Ellie; Di Angelantonio, Emanuele; Danesh, John


To define alcohol consumption thresholds associated with lowest risk for all-cause mortality and cardiovascular disease subtypes, we analysed individual-participant data from 599 912 current drinkers without previous cardiovascular disease.1 Among current drinkers, the threshold for lowest risk of all-cause mortality was about 100 g per week. For cardiovascular disease subtypes other than myocardial infarction, there were no clear risk-based thresholds below which lower alcohol consumption...[Show more]

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Date published: 2018-11-17
Type: Journal article
Source: The Lancet
DOI: 10.1016/S0140-6736(18)32181-0


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