For the Facts References

References for the For the Facts booklet.

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Low risk drinking guidelines

Department of Health. (2016). UK chief medical officers’ low risk drinking guidelines. [Online]. Available at: https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/545937/UK_CMOs__report.pdf.

 

One in five drink over the drinking guidelines

Office for National Statistics. (2018). Adult drinking habits in Great Britain, 2017. Table 2a. [Online]. Available at: https://www.ons.gov.uk/peoplepopulationandcommunity/healthandsocialcare/drugusealcoholandsmoking/datasets/adultdrinkinghabits [Accessed 21 January 2019].

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Weight gain

Shelton, N. J. and Knott, C. S. (2014). Association between alcohol calorie intake and overweight and obesity in English adults. American Journal of Public Health, 104(4), 629-631.

 

Sleep

Roehrs, T. and Roth, T. (2001). Sleep, sleepiness, and alcohol use. Alcohol Research and Health, 25(2), 101-109. Available at: https://pubs.niaaa.nih.gov/publications/arh25-2/101-109.htm.

 

Sexual dysfunction

Peugh, J. and Belenko, S. (2001). Alcohol, drugs and sexual function: a review. Journal of Psychoactive Drugs, 33, 223-232.

 

Low mood

Bellos, S., Skapinakis, P., Rai, D., Zitko, P., Araya, R., Lewis, G., Lionis, C. and Mavreas, V. (2013). Cross-cultural patterns of the association between varying levels of alcohol consumption and the common mental disorders of depression and anxiety: secondary analysis of the WHO collaborative study on psychological problems in general health care. Drug and Alcohol Dependence, 133(3), 825 831.

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Liver cirrhosis, Stroke, Heart disease, High blood pressure

Shield, K.D., Parry, C. and Rehm, J. (2014). Chronic diseases and conditions related to alcohol use. Alcohol Research: Current Reviews35(2), 155.

 

Cancer of the mouth, throat, oesophagus, larynx, liver, bowel, and breast

Brown, K.F., Rumgay, H., Dunlop, C., Ryan, M., Quartly, F., Cox, A., Deas, A., Elliss-Brookes, L., Gavin, A., Hounsome, L. and Huws, D. (2018). The fraction of cancer attributable to modifiable risk factors in England, Wales, Scotland, Northern Ireland, and the United Kingdom in 2015. British Journal of Cancer, 118(8), 1130-1141. Available at: https://www.nature.com/articles/s41416-018-0029-6.

 

Impotence

NHS website. Male sexual problems. [Online]. Available at: https://www.nhs.uk/live-well/sexual-health/male-sexual-problems/ [Accessed 21/01/2019].

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Adverse impacts on workplace

Health and Safety Executive. (1996). Don’t mix it: a guide for employers on alcohol at work. [Online]. Available at: http://www.hse.gov.uk/pubns/indg240.htm.

 

Mangione, T.W., Howland, J., Amick, B., Cote, J., Lee, M., Bell, N. and Levine, S. (1999). Employee drinking practices and work performance. Journal of Studies on Alcohol, 60(2), 261-270.

 

Gunn, C., Mackus, M., Griffin, C., Munafò, M.R., Adams, S. (2018). A systematic review of the next-day effects of heavy alcohol consumption on cognitive performance. Addiction. 113(12), 2182-2193.

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Drink driving deaths

Department for Transport. (2018). Reported drinking and driving (RAS51). RAS51001. [Online]. Available at: https://www.gov.uk/government/statistical-data-sets/ras51-reported-drinking-and-driving#reported-drink-and-drive-excel-data-tables. [Accessed 7 January 2019].

 

Effect of alcohol on driving performance

Moskowitz, H., and Burns, M. (1990). Effects of alcohol on driving performance. Alcohol Health & Research World, 14(1), 12-5.

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Alcohol metabolism

Cederbaum, A.I. (2012). Alcohol metabolism. Clinics in Liver Disease, 16(4), 667-685.

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Sleep

Roehrs, T. and Roth, T. (2001). Sleep, sleepiness, and alcohol use. Alcohol Research and Health. 25(2), 101-109. Available at: https://pubs.niaaa.nih.gov/publications/arh25-2/101-109.htm.

 

Weight gain

Shelton, N. J. and Knott, C. S. (2014). Association between alcohol calorie intake and overweight and obesity in English adults. American Journal of Public Health, 104(4), 629-631.

 

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