What is the relationship between alcohol consumption and all-cause mortality?
Approach to Answering the Question
NESR Systematic Review
Beverages and Added Sugars Subcommittee
Existing Systematic Review Protocol
Developed for each scientific question being examined, the protocol describes the plan for how the systematic review will be conducted. The protocol provides the:
- Analytic framework,
- Literature search and screening plan, and
- Literature search and screening results.
For this question, the average consumption of alcoholic beverages or the pattern of consumption of alcoholic beverages (i.e., number of drinks per drinking day or drinks per drinking occasion) will be compared to different averages or patterns of alcohol consumption among current drinkers. Studies that examine never drinkers will also be considered. The population of interest will focus primarily on adults 21 years and older. In addition, the outcomes include the total number of deaths from any/all causes during a specific time-period. This does not include cause-specific mortality (e.g., cancer-related deaths, CVD-related deaths).
This page will be updated with the draft conclusion once it has been developed. Draft conclusions are not considered final until they have been deliberated with and decided upon by the full Committee and published in the Committee’s report.