[Alcohol should not be recommended for the prevention of heart disease].

Abstract

Encouraging teetotallers to drink may reduce the risk of heart disease, but it is not likely to improve public health. The reason is that even one drink a day increases the risk of breast cancer, and alcohol causes serious non-fatal diseases that exceed the reduction in heart disease. Other lifestyle and drug interventions are safer and more effective.

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@article{Katan2007AlcoholSN, title={[Alcohol should not be recommended for the prevention of heart disease].}, author={Martijn Bernard Katan}, journal={Nederlands tijdschrift voor geneeskunde}, year={2007}, volume={151 49}, pages={2717} }