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Weekend binge drinking may be linked to Monday peaks in cardiovascular deaths

BMJ 2001; 322 doi: (Published 21 April 2001) Cite this as: BMJ 2001;322:998
  1. Laurent Chenet (, lecturer,
  2. Annie Britton, lecturer
  1. European Centre on Health of Societies in Transition, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London WC1E 7HT
  2. Health Promotion Research Unit, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine

    EDITOR—As Martyn notes in an editorial, the Monday peak in cardiovascular mortality and morbidity has been documented in various settings.1 We would like to develop further the notion that alcohol consumption is at least partly responsible. In countries with known weekend binge drinking the Monday peak is pronounced and is accompanied …

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