Effect of body mass index and alcohol consumption on liver disease: analysis of data from two prospetive cohort studies

C Hart, DS Morrison, GD Barry, RJ Mitchell, G Davey Smith

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Abstract

Objective To investigate whether alcohol consumption and raised body mass index (BMI) act together to increase risk of liver disease. Design Analysis of data from prospective cohort studies. Setting Scotland. Participants Data were from two of the Midspan prospective cohort studies (9559 men): “Main” study 1965-8, participants from workplaces across central belt of Scotland, population of island of Tiree, and mainland relatives, and “Collaborative” study, 1970-3, participants from 27 workplaces in Glasgow, Clydebank, and Grangemouth. Follow-up was to 31 December 2007 (median 29 years, range 0.13-42). We divided participants into nine groups based on measures of body mass index (BMI) (underweight/normal weight
Translated title of the contributionEffect of body mass index and alcohol consumption on liver disease: analysis of data from two prospetive cohort studies
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)c1240
Number of pages1
JournalBMJ
Volume34
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2010

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