Alcohol as a risk factor for liver cirrhosis: a systematic review and meta-analysis.

@article{Rehm2010AlcoholAA,
  title={Alcohol as a risk factor for liver cirrhosis: a systematic review and meta-analysis.},
  author={J{\"u}rgen Rehm and Benjamin Francis Taylor and S. R. Mohapatra and Hyacinth M. Irving and Dolly Baliunas and Jayadeep Patra and Michael Roerecke},
  journal={Drug and alcohol review},
  year={2010},
  volume={29 4},
  pages={
          437-45
        }
}
INTRODUCTION AND AIMS Alcohol is an established risk factor for liver cirrhosis. It remains unclear, however, whether this relationship follows a continuous dose-response pattern or has a threshold. Also, the influences of sex and end-point (i.e. mortality vs. morbidity) on the association are not known. To address these questions and to provide a quantitative assessment of the association between alcohol intake and risk of liver cirrhosis, we conducted a systematic review and meta-analysis of… CONTINUE READING
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