27 de setembro de 2020

Alcohol and mortality in Russia: prospective observational study of 151 000 adults

2 de fevereiro de 20141min

David Zaridze*, Sarah Lewington*, Alexander Boroda*, Ghislaine Scélo, Rostislav Karpov, Alexander Lazarev, Irina Konobeevskaya, Vladimir Igitov, Tatiyana Terechova, Paolo Boffetta, Paul Sherliker, Xiangling Kong, Gary Whitlock†, Jillian Boreham, Paul Brennan, Richard Peto 

 
By west European standards, Russian adults, particularly men, have a very high risk of premature death, which has fluctuated sharply in recent decades. At 2005 mortality rates, for example, only 7% of UK men but 37% of Russian men would die before the age of 55 years (appendix pp 3–5).1 Strong alcoholic drink, mainly vodka, is a major cause of the high risk of premature death in Russian adults.2–11 Since 2005, Russian consumption of spirits and male mortality before age 55 years both decreased by about a third (appendix pp 5–6), but are still substantial.  
 
 


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