Approximately 4,000 deaths are associated with a high alcohol intake in Denmark, most of them among individuals drinking more than the defined safe alcohol limits in Denmark (i.e. 14 drinks (12 g alcohol) per week for women and 21 drinks per week for men). Recent reviews and meta-analyses have generally shown an increasing mortality and morbidity in relation to a number of malignant diseases, while studies on cardiovascular disease often show a J-shaped risk function. Overall analysis of risk across health-related outcomes show that light alcohol intake (1 drink/day) is associated with a very small increase in relative risk. These facts are discussed in this review.
|Bidragets oversatte titel||Alcohol-related morbidity and mortality|
|Tidsskrift||Ugeskrift for Laeger|
|Status||Udgivet - 5. apr. 2021|