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Human cataract risk factors: Significance of abstention from, and high consumption of, Ethanol (U-curve) and non-significance of smoking

Phillips, C.I., Clayton, R.M., Cuthbert, J., Qian, W., Donnelly, C.A., Prescott, R.J. (1996) Human cataract risk factors: Significance of abstention from, and high consumption of, Ethanol (U-curve) and non-significance of smoking. Ophthalmic Research, 28 (4). pp. 237-247. ISSN 0030-3747. (doi:10.1159/000267909) (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided) (KAR id:18719)

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Abstract

Current ethanol consumption and cigarette smoking were quantified by questionnaire in Edinburgh and suburbs, Scotland, UK. Stringently matched cataract-control pairs (n = 990 and 858, respectively) were included. For ethanol, 'light and infrequent' consumption and 'light and frequent' were associated with a significantly lower risk of cataract than were total abstention and 'occasional' consumption; the prevalence of cataract rose with further increases in consumption, suggesting a U-shaped curve. For nuclear cataract, white in particular, there is a significant trend with amount consumed. Smoking was not found to be a risk factor.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1159/000267909
Uncontrolled keywords: cataract; risk factors; alcohol; smoking
Subjects: R Medicine > RE Ophthalmology
R Medicine
Divisions: Divisions > Division of Computing, Engineering and Mathematical Sciences > School of Mathematics, Statistics and Actuarial Science
Depositing User: F.D. Zabet
Date Deposited: 03 Jun 2009 16:05 UTC
Last Modified: 09 Mar 2023 11:31 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/18719 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)

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