Alcohol: Science, Policy and Public Health

Hardcover | March 26, 2013

EditorPeter Boyle, Paolo Boffetta, Albert B. Lowenfels

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Alcohol has always been an issue in public health but it is currently assuming increasing importance as a cause of disease and premature death worldwide. Alcohol: Science, Policy, and Public Health provides an interdisciplinary source of information that links together, the usually separatefields of, science, policy, and public health. This comprehensive volume highlights the importance of bringing scientific knowledge to bear in order to strengthen and develop alcohol public policy.The book looks at the historical evolution of alcohol consumption in society, key early studies of alcohol and disease, and the cultural and social aspects of alcohol consumption. It then goes on to cover the chemistry and biology of alcohol, patterns of consumption, gender and age-related issues,alcohol and injury, alcohol and cancer and non-malignant disease, and various current therapeutic aspects. The book concludes with a section on alcohol policy, looking at issues of poverty, the availability of alcohol and alcohol control measures.This major reference, written by international leaders in the fields of alcoholism and alcohol policy, provides a comprehensive study of one of the foremost health problems in the world, and represents the highest standards of research within the field. It will be valuable to physicians and health professionals involved with patients with alcohol-related problems, scientists, public health specialists, health policy specialists, researchers and legislators as well as students of public health.

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Alcohol has always been an issue in public health but it is currently assuming increasing importance as a cause of disease and premature death worldwide. Alcohol: Science, Policy, and Public Health provides an interdisciplinary source of information that links together, the usually separatefields of, science, policy, and public health....

Peter Boyle is President of the International Prevention Research Institute in Lyon, France. Paolo Boffetta is Vice President for Research at the International Prevention Research Institute in Lyon, France. Albert B. Lowenfels is Professor of Surgery and Community and Preventive Medicine at New York Medical College, New York, USA. Harr...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:432 pages, 9.69 × 6.73 × 0.01 inPublished:March 26, 2013Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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PrefaceAcknowledgementsContributorsI. Framing the issues1. David J. Hanson: Historical evolution of alcohol consumption in society2. Jurgen Rehm and Kevin Shield: Key studies of alcohol and disease3. James C. Harris: Cultural aspects: Representations of alcohol use in visual art4. Anya Taylor: Cultural aspects: Illustrations of alcohol use in literature5. Judy Cornes: Cultural aspects: Alcohol use in film6. Robin Room: Sociocultural aspects of alcohol consumptionII. Alcohol: chemistry and biology7. Laurence I. Peterson: Chemistry of alcoholic beverages8. Philip J. Brooks and Samir Zakhari: Alcohol metabolism and genetic control9. David Goldman: Implications of the genetics of alcoholism and addictions for public policy10. Wolfgang H. Sommer: Pathophysiology of alcohol addiction11. Wade Berrettini and Karl E. Rickels: Opioid pharmacogenetics of alcohol addictionIII. Patterns of consumption12. Gerhard Gmel, Kevin Shield, and Jurgen Rehm: Tools for estimating alcohol consumption13. Gerhard Gmel, Florian Labhart, Kevin Shield, Marg Rylett, Dirk Lachenmeier, and Jurgen Rehm: A global overview of alcohol consumption patterns14. David Zaridze: Impact of extreme drinking on mortality15. Dirk W. Lachenmeier, Gerhard Gmel, and Jurgen Rehm: Unrecorded alcohol consumptionIV. Alcohol: gender and age-related issues16. Ralph W. Hingson and Aaron M. White: Adolescent and teenage drinking17. Richard W. Wilsnack and Sharon C. Wilsnack: Gender and alcohol: consumption and consequences18. Jennifer G. Plebani, David W. Oslin, and Adam B. Lipson: Alcohol use in the elderlyV. Alcohol, injury, and violence19. Scott Macdonald, Alissa Greer, Jeff Brubacher, Cheryl Cherpitel, Tim Stockwell, and Corneilia Zeisser: Alcohol consumption and injury20. James C. Fell and Robert B. Voas: Alcohol and road traffic injury21. Alex E. Crosby, Victoria Espitia-Hardeman, LaVonne Ortega, and Briana Lozano: Alcohol and suicide22. Megan R. Gerber: Alcohol and intimate partner violence23. Stephen K. Talpins, Robyn Robertson, Erin Holmes, and Matthew Dunagan: Violence and crimeVI. Alcohol and cancer24. CJ Peter Eriksson: Alcohol and carcinogenesis: mechanisms and biomarkers25. Mia Hashibe, Binh Y. Goldstein, Lin Cai, and Zuo-Feng Zhang: Upper aerodigestive tumours: mouth, pharynx, larynx, and oesophagus26. David Zaridze: Gastrointestinal tumours27. Patrick Maisonneuve: Liver and pancreatic tumours28. Peter Boyle: Alcohol consumption and breast cancer risk29. Claudio Pelucchi and Carlotta Galeone: Bladder and genitourinary tumoursVII. Alcohol and non-malignant disease30. William H. Frishman: Cardiac disease31. Kenneth J. Mukamal: Vascular disease32. Julia B. Greer and Dhiraj Yadav: Benign diseases of the gastrointestinal tract33. Michael H. Miller, Frank Sullivan, and John F. Dillon: Liver disease34. Dhiraj Yadav: Pancreatitis35. Dolly Baliunas: Diabetes36. Tarakad S. Ramachandran: Neurological and mental disorders37. Andriy V.Samokhvalov, Paul A. Shuper, and Jurgen Rehm: Infectious disease38. Kenneth R. Warren and Margaret M. Murray: Alcohol and pregnancy: fetal alcohol spectrum disorders and the fetal alcohol syndromeVIII. Therapeutic aspects: current approaches39. Amy O'Donnell and Eileen Kaner: Screening of high-risk drinkers40. Eileen Kaner and Amy O'Donnell: Brief intervention: does it work?41. Michael Soyka: Drug therapy: reviewing the evidenceIX. Alcohol policy42. Paul Miller and Marjana Martinic: 1. The private sector and public policy: can they be reconciled?43. Aneel Karnani: Impact of alcohol on poverty and the need for appropriate policy44. Esa Osterberg: Control of alcohol availability: historical and current policies and their effects45. Michael Livingston: Taxation and price control46. Christine M. Wickens, Robert E. Mann, Gina Stoduto, Rosely Flam-Zalcman, and Jennifer Butters: Alcohol control measures and traffic safety47. Claire Wilkinson: Public information and education campaigns48. Harry Burns: Public information and education campaigns