Moderate alcohol use and reduced mortality risk: Systematic error in prospective studies

@article{Fillmore2006ModerateAU,
  title={Moderate alcohol use and reduced mortality risk: Systematic error in prospective studies},
  author={Kaye Middleton Fillmore and William C. Kerr and Tim R Stockwell and Tanya N Chikritzhs and Alan G Bostrom},
  journal={Addiction Research \& Theory},
  year={2006},
  volume={14},
  pages={101 - 132}
}
The majority of prospective studies on alcohol use and mortality risk indicates that abstainers are at increased risk of mortality from both all causes and coronary heart disease (CHD). This meta-analysis of 54 published studies tested the extent to which a systematic misclassification error was committed by including as ‘abstainers’ many people who had reduced or stopped drinking, a phenomenon associated with ageing and ill health. The studies judged to be error free found no significant all… 

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