Alcohol consumption and risk of stroke: a meta-analysis.

@article{Reynolds2003AlcoholCA,
  title={Alcohol consumption and risk of stroke: a meta-analysis.},
  author={Kristi Reynolds and Brian Lewis and John David Larkin Nolen and Gregory L. Kinney and Bhavani Sathya and Jiang He},
  journal={JAMA},
  year={2003},
  volume={289 5},
  pages={
          579-88
        }
}
CONTEXT Observational studies suggest that heavy alcohol consumption may increase the risk of stroke while moderate consumption may decrease the risk. OBJECTIVE To examine the association between alcohol consumption and relative risk of stroke. DATA SOURCES Studies published in English-language journals were retrieved by searching MEDLINE (1966-April 2002) using Medical Subject Headings alcohol drinking, ethanol, cerebrovascular accident, cerebrovascular disorders, and intracranial embolism… 

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