Coffee, Alcohol, Smoking, Physical Activity and QT Interval Duration: Results from the Third National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey

@inproceedings{Zhang2011CoffeeAS,
  title={Coffee, Alcohol, Smoking, Physical Activity and QT Interval Duration: Results from the Third National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey},
  author={Yiyi Zhang and Wendy S. Post and Darshan Dalal and Elena Blasco-Colmenares and Gordon F. Tomaselli and Eliseo Guallar},
  booktitle={PloS one},
  year={2011}
}
BACKGROUND Abnormalities in the electrocardiographic QT interval duration have been associated with an increased risk of ventricular arrhythmias and sudden cardiac death. However, there is substantial uncertainty about the effect of modifiable factors such as coffee intake, cigarette smoking, alcohol consumption, and physical activity on QT interval duration. METHODS We studied 7795 men and women from the Third National Health and Nutrition Survey (NHANES III, 1988-1994). Baseline QT interval… CONTINUE READING
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