Alcohol Consumption and Risk of Heart Failure in the Physicians' Health Study I

  title={Alcohol Consumption and Risk of Heart Failure in the Physicians' Health Study I},
  author={L. Djouss{\'e} and J. Gaziano},
  • L. Djoussé, J. Gaziano
  • Published 2007
  • Medicine
  • Circulation
  • Background— Heart failure (HF) is the leading cause of hospitalization among the elderly, and 1 in 5 adults aged 40 years will develop HF in their lifetime. Data on the effects of moderate alcohol consumption on the risk of HF have been sparse and inconsistent. This study sought to evaluate the association between moderate alcohol consumption and incident HF. Methods and Results— A total of 21 601 participants of the Physicians' Health Study I who were free of HF and provided data on alcohol… CONTINUE READING
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