Alcohol and mortality. A ten-year Kaiser-Permanente experience.

@article{Klatsky1981AlcoholAM,
  title={Alcohol and mortality. A ten-year Kaiser-Permanente experience.},
  author={Arthur L. Klatsky and Gary D. Friedman and A B Siegelaub},
  journal={Annals of internal medicine},
  year={1981},
  volume={95 2},
  pages={139-45}
}
We studied 10-year mortality in relation to baseline alcohol use habits among four groups of 2015 persons, well matched for age, sex, race, and cigarette smoking. Persons reporting daily use of two drinks or fewer fared best; the heaviest drinkers (six or more drinks) had a doubled mortality rate, and users of three to five drinks had a mortality rate, and users of three to five drinks had a mortality rate approximately 50% higher. The nondrinkers had a mortality rate similar to that of users… CONTINUE READING

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