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dc.contributor.authorBatty, G Daviden_UK
dc.contributor.authorLewars, Heatheren_UK
dc.contributor.authorEmslie, Carolen_UK
dc.contributor.authorGale, Catharine Ren_UK
dc.contributor.authorHunt, Kateen_UK
dc.date.accessioned2019-03-20T01:07:26Z-
dc.date.available2019-03-20T01:07:26Z-
dc.date.issued2009-09en_UK
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1893/29034-
dc.description.abstractBackground The health and social impact of drinking in excess of internationally recognized weekly (>21 units in men; >14 units in women) and daily (>4 units in men; >3 units in women) recommendations for 'sensible' alcohol intake are largely unknown. Methods A prospective cohort study of 1551 men and women aged around 55 years in 1988 when typical alcohol consumption was recalled using a 7-day grid. An average of 3.4 years later (1990/92), study participants were re-surveyed (n = 1259; 84.7% of the target population) when they responded to nurse-administered enquiries regarding minor psychiatric morbidity, self-perceived health, hypertension, accidents, overweight/obesity and financial difficulties. Study members were followed up for mortality experience over 18 years. Results In fully adjusted analyses, surpassing guidelines for sensible alcohol intake was associated with an increased risk of hypertension [daily guidelines only: P-value(trend): 0.012], financial problems [weekly guidelines: P-value(difference): 0.046] and, to a lesser degree, accidents [weekly guidelines: P-value(difference): 0.065]. There was no association between either indicator of alcohol intake and mortality risk. Conclusions In the present study, there was some evidence for a detrimental effect on health and social circumstances of exceeding current internationally recognized weekly and daily guidelines for alcohol intake.en_UK
dc.language.isoenen_UK
dc.publisherOxford University Press (OUP)en_UK
dc.relationBatty GD, Lewars H, Emslie C, Gale CR & Hunt K (2009) Internationally recognized guidelines for 'sensible' alcohol consumption: Is exceeding them actually detrimental to health and social circumstances? Evidence from a population-based cohort study. Journal of Public Health, 31 (3), pp. 360-365. https://doi.org/10.1093/pubmed/fdp063en_UK
dc.rights© The Author 2009, Published by Oxford University Press on behalf of Faculty of Public Health. All rights reserved. This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/2.5/) which permits unrestricted non-commercial use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly citeden_UK
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/3.0/en_UK
dc.subjectalcoholen_UK
dc.subjectalcohol consumptionen_UK
dc.subjectepidemiologyen_UK
dc.titleInternationally recognized guidelines for 'sensible' alcohol consumption: Is exceeding them actually detrimental to health and social circumstances? Evidence from a population-based cohort studyen_UK
dc.typeJournal Articleen_UK
dc.identifier.doi10.1093/pubmed/fdp063en_UK
dc.identifier.pmid19574275en_UK
dc.citation.jtitleJournal of Public Healthen_UK
dc.citation.issn1741-3850en_UK
dc.citation.issn1741-3842en_UK
dc.citation.volume31en_UK
dc.citation.issue3en_UK
dc.citation.spage360en_UK
dc.citation.epage365en_UK
dc.citation.publicationstatusPublisheden_UK
dc.citation.peerreviewedRefereeden_UK
dc.type.statusVoR - Version of Recorden_UK
dc.contributor.funderMedical Research Councilen_UK
dc.citation.date02/07/2009en_UK
dc.contributor.affiliationUniversity of Glasgowen_UK
dc.contributor.affiliationUniversity of Glasgowen_UK
dc.contributor.affiliationUniversity of Glasgowen_UK
dc.contributor.affiliationUniversity of Edinburghen_UK
dc.contributor.affiliationUniversity of Glasgowen_UK
dc.identifier.isiWOS:000270017700009en_UK
dc.identifier.scopusid2-s2.0-70349568146en_UK
dc.identifier.wtid895975en_UK
dc.contributor.orcid0000-0002-5873-3632en_UK
dc.date.filedepositdate2019-02-28en_UK
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