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Frequent alcohol drinking is associated with lower prevalence of self-reported common cold: a retrospective study

  • Eriko Ouchi1,
  • Kaijun Niu2, 3,
  • Yoritoshi Kobayashi1,
  • Lei Guan1,
  • Haruki Momma2,
  • Hui Guo2,
  • Masahiko Chujo1,
  • Atsushi Otomo1,
  • Yufei Cui1 and
  • Ryoichi Nagatomi1, 2Email author
BMC Public Health201212:987

Received: 4 March 2012

Accepted: 13 November 2012

Published: 16 November 2012

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Original Submission
4 Mar 2012 Submitted Original manuscript
24 May 2012 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Janne Tolstrup
20 Sep 2012 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Mandy Stahre
23 Oct 2012 Author responded Author comments - Eriko Ouchi
Resubmission - Version 2
23 Oct 2012 Submitted Manuscript version 2
13 Nov 2012 Editorially accepted
16 Nov 2012 Article published 10.1186/1471-2458-12-987

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Authors’ Affiliations

Department of Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise, Tohoku University Graduate School of Medicine
Division of Biomedical Engineering for Health & Welfare, Tohoku University Graduate School of Biomedical Engineering
Lab of Nutritional Epidemiology, Department of Nutrition and Food Hygiene, School of Public Health, Tianjin Medical University