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Reviews

Taxation of Beverage Alcohol

April 30, 2018

This IARD Policy Review summarizes the evidence on excise taxation of alcohol beverages. IARD Policy Reviews cover the evidence on the impact of policy measures on drinking patterns and outcomes. They offer an overview of the key literature and provide...

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Drinking and Cardiovascular Health

January 27, 2017

Cardiovascular disease (CVD) encompasses several distinct conditions involving the heart and blood vessels. Some of the known risk factors for CVD include health-related behaviors, existing health conditions or family history, and genetic traits. This IARD Health Review focuses on the...

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National Drinking Guidelines

January 27, 2016

Drinking guidelines are issued by government bodies to provide information on the relationship between drinking and potential outcomes, and are intended to support individual choices around drinking in a way that minimizes the likelihood of harm. This review offers an...

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Drinking and Metabolic Disorders

January 27, 2016

This IARD Health Review focuses on the two most common metabolic disorders, Type 2 diabetes mellitus and metabolic syndrome (MetS). The relationship between alcohol intake and risk for metabolic disorders, notably Type 2 diabetes mellitus and MetS, is characterized by...

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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. IARD Health Reviews offer an overview of scientific literature on the relationship between alcohol consumption and health outcomes and provide...

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Drinking and Cancer

January 27, 2016

This IARD Health Review summarizes the evidence on alcohol consumption as a risk factor for developing certain types of cancer, including cancers of the upper airway and digestive tract, liver, breast, colorectal, and kidney cancer. IARD Health Reviews offer an...

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Health Warning Labels

January 27, 2016

This IARD Policy Review summarizes the evidence on Health warning labels (HWLs) used to offer directional information about drinking and to remind consumers about potential risks of harmful drinking patterns. IARD Policy Reviews cover the evidence on the impact of...

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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. IARD Policy Reviews cover the evidence on the impact of policy measures on drinking patterns and...

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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). IARD Health Reviews cover the effects of alcohol consumption on health outcomes. They offer an overview of the relationship between...

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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. IARD Policy Reviews cover...

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