Alcohol intake is associated with altered pulmonary function.

  title={Alcohol intake is associated with altered pulmonary function.},
  author={Joseph H. Sisson and Julie Ann Stoner and Debra J. Romberger and John R. Spurzem and Todd A Wyatt and Joseph Owens-Ream and David M Mannino},
  volume={36 1},
Little is known about the effect of moderate alcohol intake on lung function in the general population. Because moderate alcohol intake appears to reduce cardiovascular disease risk, we hypothesized that moderate alcohol intake is associated with better pulmonary function. To test this hypothesis, we examined the association between alcohol intake and pulmonary function, measured by spirometry, in a representative sample of U.S. adults who participated in the Third National Health and Nutrition… CONTINUE READING


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