Navigation Links
All-cause mortality rates are lower among moderate drinkers than among abstainers
Date:7/11/2011

The author of this paper set out to determine the extent to which potential "errors" in many early epidemiologic studies led to erroneous conclusions about an inverse association between moderate drinking and coronary heart disease (CHD). His analysis is based on prospective data for more than 124,000 persons interviewed in the U.S. National Health Interview Surveys of 1997 through 2000 and avoids the pitfalls of some earlier studies. He concludes that the so-called "errors" have not led to erroneous results, and that there is a strong protective effect of moderate drinking on CHD and all-cause mortality.

The results of this analysis support the vast majority of recent well-done prospective studies. In the present paper, non-drinkers had much higher risk of death than did almost all categories of subjects consuming alcohol. The author contends that these results lend credence to the argument that the relationship between alcohol and mortality is causal.

While some Forum reviewers felt that this analysis only replicates what has been shown in many other papers, it appears that erroneous information continues to be used by some policy groups in setting drinking guidelines. Thus, most reviewers believe that this new analysis provides important information on potential health effects of moderate drinking.


'/>"/>

Contact: R. Curtis Ellison
ellison@bu.edu
508-333-1256
Boston University Medical Center
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1

Related medicine news :

1. Parrish Medical Center Sees 30 Percent Improvement in Mortality Using Real-Time Clinical Surveillance Solution from Thomson Reuters
2. Study finds cancer mortality has declined since initiation of war on cancer
3. New, National Amnesty International Report Finds Appalling U.S. Death Rate for Women Having Babies, Systemic Failures and Shocking Disparities in Maternal Health Care System; Louisiana is 46th Among All States in Maternal Mortality
4. New, National Amnesty International Report Finds Appalling U.S. Death Rate for Women Having Babies, Systemic Failures and Shocking Disparities in Maternal Health Care System; Georgia is 50th Among All States in Maternal Mortality
5. New, National Amnesty International Report Finds Appalling U.S. Death Rate for Women Having Babies, Systemic Failures and Shocking Disparities in Maternal Health Care System; Maryland is 48th Among All States in Maternal Mortality
6. New, National Amnesty International Report Finds Appalling U.S. Death Rate for Women Having Babies, Systemic Failures and Shocking Disparities in Maternal Health Care System; District of Columbia is 51st Among All States in Maternal Mortality
7. New, National Amnesty International Report Finds Appalling U.S. Death Rate for Women Having Babies, Systemic Failures and Shocking Disparities in Maternal Health Care System; Arkansas is 44th Among All States in Maternal Mortality
8. New, National Amnesty International Report Finds Appalling U.S. Death Rate for Women Having Babies, Systemic Failures and Shocking Disparities in Maternal Health Care System; Delaware is 42nd Among All States in Maternal Mortality
9. New, National Amnesty International Report Finds Appalling U.S. Death Rate for Women Having Babies, Systemic Failures and Shocking Disparities in Maternal Health Care System; Mississippi is 45th Among All States in Maternal Mortality
10. New, National Amnesty International Report Finds Appalling U.S. Death Rate for Women Having Babies, Systemic Failures and Shocking Disparities in Maternal Health Care System; Nebraska is 40th Among All States in Maternal Mortality
11. New, National Amnesty International Report Finds Appalling U.S. Death Rate for Women Having Babies, Systemic Failures and Shocking Disparities in Maternal Health Care System; Oklahoma is 39th Among All States in Maternal Mortality
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:4/28/2015)... 2015 The PracticeMatch Career Fair ... 8:00 pm at the Sheraton Colonial Boston North Hotel, 1 ... and groups with career opportunities will be attending from across ... free hors d’oeuvres and raffle prize drawings. , Leslie Thompson, ... is an ideal location to hold a career fair. In ...
(Date:4/28/2015)... April 28, 2015 The Awareness Counselor team ... common topic of judging. According to Awareness Counselor, there are ... when directed outward, and to an individual who self-judges. This ... clients as a class or one one one talk. , ... of Awareness Counselor, is that every being on earth is ...
(Date:4/28/2015)... Aliso Viejo, CA (PRWEB) April 28, 2015 ... created for use in Final Cut Pro X ... attention to specific areas on-screen with classic buttons, animated ... Annotate is the perfect compliment to vlogs, video series, ... Cut Pro X 10.2 or newer. ProTube Annotate ...
(Date:4/28/2015)... PREVENT Life Safety, Inc., America’s premier provider ... their Southern California offices from Orange, California to Rancho ... I (letter I), Rancho Cucamonga, CA, 91730, is effective ... the significant growth the company has realized in the ... to provide superior life safety services, including fire damper ...
(Date:4/27/2015)... 2015 Medical Device Design Control , ... Ombu Enterprises**, June 16-17, 2015 – Chicago, IL , ... to a facility today, would the design control system ... is "maybe" or "no" … then very likely there ... a solution. , Take this important step. Enroll ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:PracticeMatch to Host Physician Career Fair at Sheraton Colonial Boston North Hotel on May 6, 2015 2Health News:PracticeMatch to Host Physician Career Fair at Sheraton Colonial Boston North Hotel on May 6, 2015 3Health News:What Happens When We Judge Ourselves and Others? – A New Concept Introduced 2Health News:What Happens When We Judge Ourselves and Others? – A New Concept Introduced 3Health News:FCPX plugin developer Pixel Film Studios releases Protube Annotate plugin for Final Cut Pro X. 2Health News:PREVENT Life Safety Moves to New Office in Rancho Cucamonga 2Health News:FDAnews Announces: Medical Device Design Control: Implementing an Approach That Works, June 16-17, Chicago, IL 2Health News:FDAnews Announces: Medical Device Design Control: Implementing an Approach That Works, June 16-17, Chicago, IL 3Health News:FDAnews Announces: Medical Device Design Control: Implementing an Approach That Works, June 16-17, Chicago, IL 4
... smokers twice as likely to have strokes, they are almost ... to a study presented today at the Canadian Stroke Congress. ... stroke patients (264 smokers and 718 non-smokers) at an Ottawa ... who smoked was 58, compared to age 67 for non-smokers. ...
... in South Africa and Brazil become happier as they age. ... a developing country can significantly improve the wellbeing of its ... older people in South Africa and Brazil improved between 2002 ... enlightened social policies, according to a study from the New ...
... By Amanda Gardner HealthDay Reporter , FRIDAY, ... United States, which reached a record high last year, are ... So far this year, some 200 drug shortages have ... Jensen, associate director of the Drug Shortage Program within the ...
... using a 320 detector row CT scanner found that a ... sufficient enhancement in more than 96% of coronary segments," said ... and one of the authors of the study. ... equal to 80 milliliters of iopamidol," he said. The ...
... such as depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder or anxiety states ... of the neurotransmitter serotonin. Neurotransmitters are compounds that ... endings and activate the firing of neighboring neurons. ... transmission of nerve impulses. The serotonin transporter (SERT) ...
... women experience peer pressure to share sexual images via the ... Melbourne study has found. ,Sexting, is the practice of ... The study is one of the first academic investigations ... findings were presented to the 2011 Australasian Sexual Health Conference ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Smoking causes stroke to occur 2Health News:Older people are happier in Brazil and South Africa 2Health News:Drug Shortages Even Worse This Year: FDA 2Health News:Combating mood disorders 2Health News:'Sexting' driven by peer pressure 2
(Date:4/28/2015)... and INDIANAPOLIS , April 28, 2015 /PRNewswire/ ... procedure and receive a heart stent are prescribed an oral ... attack, a blood clot in their heart stent (stent thrombosis), ... Poll found that 52 percent of 275 ACS patients who ... the way they take their prescribed OAP therapy, even though ...
(Date:4/28/2015)... We are living a connected life in a ... and very soon we will be able to connect our ... life market has been valued by Frost & Sullivan at ... drive and manage this change to stay ahead of the ... Highlights of the congress include a groundbreaking keynote address showcasing ...
(Date:4/27/2015)... April 27, 2015 A  study published today ... and presented at the annual Pediatric Academic Societies ... of rapid whole-genome sequencing in neonatal and pediatric intensive ... STAT-Seq test helped diagnose a genetic disease in more ... compared to just nine percent with standard genetic tests. ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Survey Finds Half of Heart Stent Patients Don't Take Their Oral Antiplatelet Medication As Prescribed 2Survey Finds Half of Heart Stent Patients Don't Take Their Oral Antiplatelet Medication As Prescribed 3Survey Finds Half of Heart Stent Patients Don't Take Their Oral Antiplatelet Medication As Prescribed 4Survey Finds Half of Heart Stent Patients Don't Take Their Oral Antiplatelet Medication As Prescribed 5Survey Finds Half of Heart Stent Patients Don't Take Their Oral Antiplatelet Medication As Prescribed 6Survey Finds Half of Heart Stent Patients Don't Take Their Oral Antiplatelet Medication As Prescribed 7Survey Finds Half of Heart Stent Patients Don't Take Their Oral Antiplatelet Medication As Prescribed 8Survey Finds Half of Heart Stent Patients Don't Take Their Oral Antiplatelet Medication As Prescribed 9Frost & Sullivan's GIL 2015 Unveils the $700 Billion Connected Life Market 2Frost & Sullivan's GIL 2015 Unveils the $700 Billion Connected Life Market 3Study Demonstrates Potential Of Rapid Whole-Genome Sequencing In Critically Ill Infants 2Study Demonstrates Potential Of Rapid Whole-Genome Sequencing In Critically Ill Infants 3
... 2011 Merz Pharmaceuticals today announced the launch of ... their treatment with Xeomin® (incobotulinumtoxinA). XEOMIN is a botulinum ... approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) ... decrease the severity of abnormal head position and neck ...
... HILLS, Ill., March 8, 2011 Genus Oncology, LLC, a ... cancer, announced it has received an Orphan Drug Designation from ... 1 (MUC1) targeting peptide, GO-203-2c, for the treatment of pancreatic ... the US Orphan Drug Act, is for a product that ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Merz Pharmaceuticals Introduces Comprehensive Programs to Provide Patients With Financial Assistance for Xeomin® (incobotulinumtoxinA) 2Merz Pharmaceuticals Introduces Comprehensive Programs to Provide Patients With Financial Assistance for Xeomin® (incobotulinumtoxinA) 3Merz Pharmaceuticals Introduces Comprehensive Programs to Provide Patients With Financial Assistance for Xeomin® (incobotulinumtoxinA) 4Merz Pharmaceuticals Introduces Comprehensive Programs to Provide Patients With Financial Assistance for Xeomin® (incobotulinumtoxinA) 5Merz Pharmaceuticals Introduces Comprehensive Programs to Provide Patients With Financial Assistance for Xeomin® (incobotulinumtoxinA) 6Genus Oncology, LLC Announces Orphan Drug Status for GO-203-2c for Treatment of Pancreatic Cancer 2
MP-250N and 300N is a new style power supply. It is a versatile microprocessor power supply for horizontal or vertical gel electrophoresis. The unit is programmable and offers constant voltage and co...
... ZOOM® Dual Power is a microprocessor-controlled ... both high voltage/low current and high ... voltage/low current section is ideal for ... DNA sequencing applications. The low voltage/high ...
... Power Supply is designed specifically ... extensive programming capabilities including eight ... for you to set to ... intuitive PowerEase interface is faster ...
PS2A200 Power supply is a high current power supply ideal for all types of electrophoresis blotting and short electrophoresis runs....
Medicine Products: