The effect of alcohol intake on cardiovascular disease and mortality disappeared after taking lifetime drinking and covariates into account.

@article{Friesema2008TheEO,
  title={The effect of alcohol intake on cardiovascular disease and mortality disappeared after taking lifetime drinking and covariates into account.},
  author={I Friesema and Paul J Zwietering and Marja Y Veenstra and J. Andr{\'e} Knottnerus and Henk F. L. Garretsen and Arnold D. M. Kester and Paul H H H M Lemmens},
  journal={Alcoholism, clinical and experimental research},
  year={2008},
  volume={32 4},
  pages={645-51}
}
BACKGROUND Current alcohol intake has been associated with cardiovascular morbidity and mortality. The effect of past and lifetime drinking has received less attention. In the present study, the impact of current, past and lifetime drinking on cardiovascular events and all-cause mortality has been assessed. Secondly, the effect of accounting for covariates within these relationships has been studied. METHODS The Lifestyle and Health study is a prospective cohort study in 2 regions of the… CONTINUE READING