Alcoholic Beverage Consumption and Chronic Diseases
AbstractEpidemiological and experimental studies have consistently linked alcoholic beverage consumption with the development of several chronic disorders, such as cancer, cardiovascular diseases, diabetes mellitus and obesity. The impact of drinking is usually dose-dependent, and light to moderate drinking tends to lower risks of certain diseases, while heavy drinking tends to increase the risks. Besides, other factors such as drinking frequency, genetic susceptibility, smoking, diet, and hormone status can modify the association. The amount of ethanol in alcoholic beverages is the determining factor in most cases, and beverage types could also make an influence. This review summarizes recent studies on alcoholic beverage consumption and several chronic diseases, trying to assess the effects of different drinking patterns, beverage types, interaction with other risk factors, and provide mechanistic explanations. View Full-Text
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Zhou, Y.; Zheng, J.; Li, S.; Zhou, T.; Zhang, P.; Li, H.-B. Alcoholic Beverage Consumption and Chronic Diseases. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2016, 13, 522.
Zhou Y, Zheng J, Li S, Zhou T, Zhang P, Li H-B. Alcoholic Beverage Consumption and Chronic Diseases. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. 2016; 13(6):522.Chicago/Turabian Style
Zhou, Yue; Zheng, Jie; Li, Sha; Zhou, Tong; Zhang, Pei; Li, Hua-Bin. 2016. "Alcoholic Beverage Consumption and Chronic Diseases." Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 13, no. 6: 522.
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