Alcohol Reduces Mortality Due To Protective Effect

Article Date: 20 Nov 2012 – 0:00 PST


Injured patients who have alcohol in their blood have a lower chance of dying in the hospital.

The finding came from research at the University of Illinois at Chigaco School of Public Health and will be published in the December issue of the journal Alcohol. The study also demonstrated that the more alcohol is in a peron’s body, the higher chance they have of surviving.

“This study is not encouraging people to drink,” explained UIC injury epidemiologist Lee Friedman, researcher of the study. Alcohol intoxication, even if it is just minor, is linked to a higher risk of being wounded, he added. Read More…

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