Irregular heavy drinking occasions and risk of ischemic heart disease: a systematic review and meta-analysis.

@article{Roerecke2010IrregularHD,
  title={Irregular heavy drinking occasions and risk of ischemic heart disease: a systematic review and meta-analysis.},
  author={Michael Roerecke and Juergen Rehm},
  journal={American journal of epidemiology},
  year={2010},
  volume={171 6},
  pages={633-44}
}
Contrary to a cardioprotective effect of moderate regular alcohol consumption, accumulating evidence points to a detrimental effect of irregular heavy drinking occasions (>60 g of pure alcohol or > or =5 drinks per occasion at least monthly) on ischemic heart disease risk, even for drinkers whose average consumption is moderate. The authors systematically searched electronic databases from 1980 to 2009 for case-control or cohort studies examining the association of irregular heavy drinking… CONTINUE READING
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