Critique 237: Relation of alcohol consumption in the elderly to the chances of reaching 90 years of age — 2 March 2020

van den Brandt PA, Brandts L.  Alcohol consumption in later life and reaching longevity: the Netherlands Cohort Study.  Age and Ageing 2020;00:1–8 doi:10.1093/ageing/afaa003. Authors’ Abstract Background: whether light-to-moderate alcohol intake is related to reduced mortality remains a subject of intense research and controversy.  There are very few studies available on alcohol and reaching longevity. Methods: […]

Critique 220: An unusual analysis relating alcohol intake to mortality – October 16, 2018

Hartz SM, Oehlert M, Horton AC, Grucza RA, Fisher SL, et al. Daily Drinking Is Associated with Increased Mortality. Alcoholism: Clin & Experimental Research 2018; pre-publication. DOI: 10.1111/acer.13886. Authors’ Abstract Background: There is evidence that low-level alcohol use, drinking 1 to 2 drinks on occasion, is protective for cardiovascular disease, but increases the risk of […]

Critique 196: Adverse health effects of binge drinking on cardiovascular disease — 2 February 2017

Piano MR, Mazzuco A, Kang M, Phillips SA.   Cardiovascular Consequences of Binge Drinking: An Integrative Review with Implications for Advocacy, Policy, and Research. Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research 2017; Pre-publication.   doi: 10.1111/acer.13329