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Wednesday, 13 May 2009

Alcohol and Injury

Maybe one of the Doctors, or nearly Doctors, can do a review of this research for us...

"Alcohol and the Athlete." Sports Medicine. 29(5):295-300, 2000. O'Brien, Conor P. 1; Lyons, Frank 2

I could only get access to the Abstract, but a couple of things to be aware of:

"It is suggested that alcohol related problems may be more prevalent in the athletic population due to their risk taking mentality

"Alcohol consumption also appears to have a causative effect in sports related injury, with an injury incidence of 54.8% in drinkers compared with 23.5% in nondrinkers (p < 0.005). This may be due in part to the hangover effect of alcohol consumption, which has been shown to reduce athletic performance by 11.4%."

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