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Don't blame it on the sunshine, don't blame it on the moonlight, don't blame it on good times, blame it on the sociocultural factors

Jepsen, Peter; Grainge, Matthew J.

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Peter Jepsen



Abstract

In this issue of Hepatology, Ventura‐Cots and colleagues present their study arguing that colder weather and fewer sunlight hours increase alcohol consumption and thus cause alcoholic cirrhosis (1). “Causality” is a key concept for this study. A recent review on the topic highlighted two nicely articulated definitions provided by Lilienfeld (‘a factor may be defined as a cause of a disease, if the incidence of the disease is diminished when exposure to this factor is likewise diminished’) and Pearl (‘X is a cause of Y if Y listens to X and decides its value in response to what it hears.

Journal Article Type Article
Publication Date Feb 5, 2019
Journal Hepatology
Print ISSN 0270-9139
Electronic ISSN 1527-3350
Publisher Wiley
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 69
Issue 5
Pages 1852-1854
APA6 Citation Jepsen, P., & Grainge, M. J. (2019). Don't blame it on the sunshine, don't blame it on the moonlight, don't blame it on good times, blame it on the sociocultural factors. Hepatology, 69(5), 1852-1854. https://doi.org/10.1002/hep.30547
DOI https://doi.org/10.1002/hep.30547
Keywords Hepatology
Publisher URL https://aasldpubs.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1002/hep.30547

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