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Alcohol consumption and mortality among middle-aged and elderly U.S. adults.

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BACKGROUND: Alcohol consumption has both adverse and beneficial effects on survival. We examined the balance of these in a large prospective study of mortality among U.S. adults. METHODS: Of 490,000 men and women (mean age, 56 years; range, 30 to 104) who reported their alcohol and tobacco use in 1982, 46,000 died during nine years of follow-up. We compared cause-specific and rates of death from all causes across categories of base-line alcohol consumption, adjusting for other risk factors, a...

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10.1056/nejm199712113372401

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, Clinical Trial Service Unit
Monaco, JH More by this author
Henley, SJ More by this author
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Journal:
The New England journal of medicine
Volume:
337
Issue:
24
Pages:
1705-1714
Publication date:
1997-12-05
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EISSN:
1533-4406
ISSN:
0028-4793
URN:
uuid:958ab4e5-dfbe-43c0-a6c2-ee68b5807e64
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45719
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pubs:45719

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