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Research Article

Alcohol Intake and Blood Pressure: A Systematic Review Implementing a Mendelian Randomization Approach

  • Lina Chen,

    Affiliation: Department of Social Medicine, University of Bristol, Bristol, United Kingdom

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  • George Davey Smith,

    Affiliation: Medical Research Council Centre for Causal Analyses in Translational Epidemiology, University of Bristol, Bristol, United Kingdom

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  • Roger M Harbord,

    Affiliation: Department of Social Medicine, University of Bristol, Bristol, United Kingdom

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  • Sarah J Lewis mail

    To whom correspondence should be addressed. E-mail: s.j.lewis@bristol.ac.uk

    Affiliation: Department of Social Medicine, University of Bristol, Bristol, United Kingdom

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  • Published: March 04, 2008
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pmed.0050052

About the Authors

Lina Chen, Roger M Harbord, Sarah J Lewis
Department of Social Medicine, University of Bristol, Bristol, United Kingdom
George Davey Smith
Medical Research Council Centre for Causal Analyses in Translational Epidemiology, University of Bristol, Bristol, United Kingdom

Corresponding Author

Email: s.j.lewis@bristol.ac.uk

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

LC and SJL designed the study, analyzed the data, and contributed to writing the paper. GDS designed the experiments and contributed to writing the paper. RMH analyzed the data and contributed to writing the paper. Both LC and SJL had full access to all of the data in the study and take responsibility for the integrity of the data and the accuracy of the data analysis.