The protective effects of moderate drinking: lies, damned lies, and… selection biases?
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Britton, A., & Bell, S. (2016). The protective effects of moderate drinking: lies, damned lies, and… selection biases?. Addiction https://doi.org/10.1111/add.13585
Selection biases may have led to beneficial effects of moderate drinking being over estimated; however, they are unlikely to entirely explain the J-shaped curve. Even if all beneficial effects were eliminated, our ranking of alcohol as a public health burden would not change, nor our efforts to limit its harm.
alcohol, causal inference, life-course, longitudinal, selection bias, study design
European Research Council (Grant ID: ERC-StG-2012-309337_AlcoholLifecourse) and UK Medical Research Council/Alcohol Research UK (Grant ID: MR/M006638/1)
British Heart Foundation (RG/08/014/24067)
External DOI: https://doi.org/10.1111/add.13585
This record's URL: https://www.repository.cam.ac.uk/handle/1810/260422
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