Alcohol and cardiovascular disease risk: evidence from conventional and genetic epidemiology
Moderate alcohol intake has been associated with reduced cardiovascular disease risk, when compared with abstinence or with heavier drinking, in many prospective studies. However, these findings may be subject to biases of reverse causation, confounding, and inaccurate reporting of drinking habits. Genetic epidemiology, ie, Mendelian randomisation, can help evaluate the causal effects of exposures such as alcohol intake. This lecture will compare the findings relating alcohol intake with cardiovascular disease from conventional epidemiological approaches with those from genetic epidemiology in a Chinese population where genetic variants strongly affect alcohol tolerance.

This lecture is given as part of the Introduction to Study Design and Research Methods course, part of the Evidence-Based Healthcare programme at the University of Oxford Department of Continuing Education.
Date: 6 December 2019, 12:30 (Friday, 8th week, Michaelmas 2019)
Venue: Rewley House, 1-7 Wellington Square OX1 2JA
Venue Details: Pickstock Room
Speaker: Dr Iona Millwood (University of Oxford)
Organising department: Department for Continuing Education
Organiser: Evidence-Based Health Care Programme (University of Oxford)
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Host: Evidence-Based Health Care Programme (University of Oxford)
Topics: Methodology, Evidence, Health, Diseases
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Audience: Public
Editor: Christopher Pidgeon