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Every 3.5 ounces of alcohol per week increases risk of fatal aortic aneurysm by 15%
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Every 3.5 ounces (100 grams) of alcohol per week increases risk of fatal hypertensive disease by 24% 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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