Reviews

Reviews

IARD Health and Policy Reviews offer a referenced overview of recent peer-reviewed, published research on the relationship between alcohol consumption and health outcomes, or on the impact of policy measures on drinking patterns and outcomes. They are not intended to be exhaustive representations of all scientific research on a given subject and, as research is constantly evolving, they might not include the most recent findings.

These materials do not necessarily reflect the views of IARD or its member companies. The reviews report the findings of the referenced studies and are not intended to advise individuals about their drinking. People with specific questions about their drinking are encouraged to consult a healthcare professional. Together, they can determine what is best for that individual based on individual risk factors, including family history, genetics, and lifestyle. For some people, the better choice may be to not drink at all.

IARD Health and Policy Reviews should be read in their entirety and not misrepresented or taken out of context.

Drinking and Obesity

January 27, 2016

This IARD Health Review summarizes the evidence on the association between alcohol consumption and risk of weight gain or obesity.Last reviewed January 2016IARD Health Reviews offer a referenced overview of recent peer-reviewed, published research on the relationship between alcohol consumption ...

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Social Marketing

January 27, 2016

This IARD Policy Review summarizes the evidence on social marketing initiatives developed to address problematic drinking behaviors and to reduce the potential for harm.Last Reviewed August 2016IARD Policy Reviews offer a referenced overview of recent peer-reviewed, published research on the ...

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Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders

January 27, 2016

This IARD Health Review summarizes the evidence on maternal consumption of alcohol during pregnancy and fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASD).Last reviewed April 2016IARD Health Reviews offer a referenced overview of recent peer-reviewed, published research on the relationship between alcohol consumption ...

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Unrecorded Alcohol

January 27, 2015

This review provides an overview of unrecorded alcohol, its prevalence, and the drivers of consumption and production. Unrecorded alcohol includes a variety of legal and illegal products and is particularly prevalent in low- and middle-income countries.Last reviewed November 2015IARD Policy ...

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Drinking and Liver Disease

January 27, 2015

This IARD Health Review aims to summarize the literature on the relationship between heavy alcohol consumption and alcohol-related liver disease, which includes alcoholic fatty liver disease, alcoholic hepatitis, and alcoholic cirrhosis.Last reviewed May 2015IARD Health Reviews offer a referenced overview ...

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