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24 June 2011

Alcohol abuse ups pneumonia risk

Heavy drinkers more often end up in the hospital with pneumonia, suggests a new study from Denmark.

Heavy drinkers more often end up in the hospital with pneumonia, suggests a new study from Denmark.

In the current report, Dr Reimar Wernich Thomsen of Aarhus University Hospital and colleagues used data from a large Danish health study, including more than 45,000 people age 50 to 64, who had never had pneumonia.

 

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