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2010 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee Systematic Reviews

Systematic Review Question

What is the relationship between alcohol intake and unintentional injury?

Conclusion Statement

Strong evidence demonstrates that drinking in excess of current guidelines increases the risk of unintentional falls, motor vehicle crashes and drowning. When alcohol is consumed in moderation, the evidence for risk of unintentional injury is less well established for activities such as driving, swimming and athletic participation, but abstention from alcohol is the safest.

2010 DGAC Grade: Strong