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Drinking 3.5 to 7 ounces of alcohol per week associated with 6 month shorter lifespan
Thursday, April 12, 2018 5:50 pm Email this article
Compared to those who drink 0 to 3.5 ounces of alcohol per week (0-100 grams), those who drink 3.5 to 7 ounces of alcohol per week (100-200 grams) had a lower life expectancy at age 40 of approximately 6 months according to an analysis of nearly 600,000 current drinkers in 83 studies.
Woo AM, et al. Risk thresholds for alcohol consumption: combined analysis of individual-participant data for 599 912 current drinkers in 83 prospective studies. Lancet, 2018 Apr 14; 391(10129): 1513–1523.
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Dr Angela Wood
Emerging Risk Factors Collaboration and EPIC-CVD Coordinating Centres
Department of Public Health and Primary Care
Strangeways Research Laboratory
University of Cambridge
Cambridge, CB1 8RN, UK
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