Miami, FL (PRWEB) August 26, 2013
In an article by Medical News Today (8/16) titled Study shows feasibility of collecting alcohol brand consumption data in the ER, a new study finds that the brand of alcohol a drinker consumes can increase their chances of ending up in an emergency room.
According to the study, which took place between 2010 and 2011, Budweiser, Steel Reserve, Colt 45, Bud Ice and Bud Light were consumed in the highest quantities by emergency room patients. The research was conducted by The Center on Alcohol Marketing and Youth (CAMY) at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.
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According to the news story, Study shows feasibility of collecting alcohol brand consumption data in the ER, this is the first study to evaluate alcohol drinking by brand and then associate them with patients reporting to the emergency department with injury.
"Recent studies reveal that nearly a third of injury visits to Level I trauma centers were alcohol-related and frequently a result of heavy drinking," said lead study author David Jernigan, PhD, CAMY director. "Understanding the relationship between alcohol brands and their connection to injury may help guide policy makers in considering taxation and physical availability of different types of alcohol given the harms associated with them."
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