Type of Alcoholic Beverage Consumed Affects Acute Pancreatitis Risk
A follow-up study was conducted using data from the Swedish Mammography Cohort and the Cohort of Swedish Men to examine the association between consumption of spirits, wine, and beer and the risk of acute pancreatitis. In total, 84,601 individuals aged 46–84 years were followed for a median of 10 years. During that time, 513 subjects developed acute pancreatitis.
- There was a dose-response association between the amount of spirits consumed on a single occasion and the risk of acute pancreatitis. The multivariable adjusted risk ratio (RR) was 1.52 for every increment of 5 standard drinks* of spirits consumed on a single occasion.
- No association was found between acute pancreatitis risk and consumption of wine or beer, frequency of consumption (including spirits), or average total monthly consumption.