Alcohol and cardiovascular mortality in Moscow; new evidence of a causal association.

  title={Alcohol and cardiovascular mortality in Moscow; new evidence of a causal association.},
  author={Laurent Chenet and Martin McKee and David Andres Leon and V. M. Shkolnikov and S A Vassin},
  journal={Journal of epidemiology and community health},
  volume={52 12},
BACKGROUND In explaining recent trends in Russian mortality, alcohol drinking has often been put forward as a major factor. However, cardiovascular disease remains the major cause of death in Russia and alcohol is currently viewed as having a protective effect on heart disease. This study explores this apparent paradox by examining daily trends in deaths from cardiovascular disease in Moscow. SUBJECTS Those dying in Moscow in the years 1993-1995. METHODS Analysis of daily variation in… CONTINUE READING


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