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Alcohol use is adversely related to a wide range of diseases in Chinese men

With data from more than 500,000 adults in China, we assessed the association of alcohol use with a range of diseases reported in hospital records, using standard epidemiological and genetic approaches. We found that alcohol consumption was associated with higher risks of over 60 diseases in Chinese men, expanding the scope of known alcohol-related harms.

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Fig. 1: Associations of alcohol-related diseases and overall morbidity with alcohol consumption in Chinese men.


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This is a summary of: Im, P. K. et al. Alcohol consumption and risks of more than 200 diseases in Chinese men. Nat. Med. (2023).

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Alcohol use is adversely related to a wide range of diseases in Chinese men. Nat Med 29, 1330–1331 (2023).

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