Alcohol and Illness

Alcohol and Illness : The Epidemiological Viewpoint

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John Duffy brings together recent work from a broad range of epidemiologists and statisticians and gives a state-of-the-art summary of current research and literature. This book traces the extent to which alcohol may be responsible for a range of health problems, including cerebro-vascular disease, liver and heart disease, reproductive damage, cancers and non-malignant gastro-intestinal conditions. It contains an introduction to epidemiological methods for newcomers to the technical aspects of the subject and includes public health considerations. This book should be of interest to postgraduate, research and professional readers involved in social medicine, epidemiology, public health, statistics and alcohol studies. It is part of the "Health and Society" series which aims to provide recent studies in the areas variously known as public health, epidemiology, community health and social more

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  • Hardback | 160 pages
  • 160.02 x 236.22 x 20.32mm | 362.87g
  • Edinburgh, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0748603530
  • 9780748603534

Table of contents

The epidemiology of risk assessment, the measurement of alcohol consumption, alcohol and all-cause mortality, alcohol consumption and liver cirrhosis, John C. Duffy; alcohol-drinking and mortality from diseases of circulation, Geoffrey R. Cohen and John Duffy; alcohol and cancer risk, Stephen W. Duffy and Linda D. Sharples; alcohol and damage to the foetus and reproductive system, Jan Waterson and John C. Duffy; alcohol and non-malignant gastrointestinal disease, Gillian M. Raab; conclusion - other aspects of alcohol and harm, John C. more