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Relationship between alcohol consumption and hospitalization

According a a report published in the Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health, there is a relationship between alcohol drinking and hospitalization. The researchers from various universities in Glasgow and Bristol studied 5,772 Scottish men started from early 1970s for up to 35 years and found that men who drank eight to fourteen units (equivalent to 4 pints of beer or eight shots of spirits or eight small glasses of wine) were more likely to be hospitalized as compared to those who don't drink or drink less. The risks are even higher for those consuming between 14 and 21 units. They found a correlation between alcohol consumption with risks of hospitalization and length of stay increasing with increasing alcohol consumption.

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