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Risky drinking by both sexes should be tackled

BMJ 2002; 324 doi: (Published 23 March 2002) Cite this as: BMJ 2002;324:738
  1. Richard Williamson, research workera,
  2. Pak Sham, professor,
  3. David Ball, senior lecturer
  1. Social, Genetic and Developmental Psychiatry Research Centre, Institute of Psychiatry, King's College London, London SE5 8AF

    EDITOR—Having read Plant and Plant's letter on drinking by young British women,1 we present data on 12 361 men and 20 534 women aged 20-80 from the genetic environmental nature of emotional states in siblings (GENESiS) study. These data suggest that it is not just drinking by young British women that gives cause for concern: drinking by young British men does too.

    The study is a questionnaire study based in the United Kingdom and includes measures on …

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