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The relation between alcohol and cardiovascular disease in Eastern Europe: explaining the paradox
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    Cardiovascular deaths and binge drinking
    Dear Editor,

    The review by Britton and McKee(1) asserts a general causal relationship between episodes of high dose alcohol intake (binge drinking) and cardiovascular deaths, based on universal physiological mechanisms. They claim that this causal relationship explains the dramatic fluctuations in cardiovascular deaths in Russia and (less dramatic ones) in Poland. We could not agree more that an assessment of the patte...

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