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The Effect of Alcohol Consumption on the Risk of ARDS: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis

Regular drinking of generous quantities of alcohol for a long time may make an individual more likely to experience acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS).

Acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) is a condition characterized by shortness of breath that typically arises when fluids accumulate in the air sacs (alveoli) of the lungs. This meta-analysis evaluated the probability of ARDS occurring among alcohol consumers. Researchers compiled data from 17 studies involving over 150,000 persons. 

Researchers discovered that long-term (chronic) drinkers of high amounts of alcohol had greater propensity to come down with ARDS. This study concluded that "chronic high alcohol consumption significantly increases the risk of ARDS."

Research Summary Information

  • 2017
  • Evangelia Simou, Jo Leonardi-Bee, John Britton
  • UK Centre for Tobacco and Alcohol Studies, Division of Epidemiology and Public Health, University of Nottingham, Nottingham, UK. Electronic address: evangelia.simou@nottingham.ac.uk. UK Centre for Tobacco and Alcohol Studies, Division of Epidemiology and Public Health, University of Nottingham, Nottingham, UK.
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