Alkoholrelateret sygelighed og dødelighed

Translated title of the contribution: Alcohol-related morbidity and mortality

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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.
Translated title of the contributionAlcohol-related morbidity and mortality
Original languageDanish
Article numberV11200854
JournalUgeskrift for Laeger
Issue number7A
Publication statusPublished - 5. Apr 2021


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