Health Status: Healthy and those with elevated chronic disease risk (CHD/CVD, Type 2 diabetes, metabolic syndrome and obesity).
Nutrition Related Problem/Condition: None.
Study Design Preferences:Randomized controlled trial (RCT) or clinical controlled studies, large non-randomized observational studies, cohort, case-control studies, systematic reviews and meta-analysis.
Size of Study Groups: The sample size must equal 10 adults for each study group. For example, this would include 10 patients in the intervention group and 10 patients in the control or comparison group.
Study Dropout Rate: Less than 20%; preference for smaller dropout rates.
Year Range: No date range.
Authorship: If an author is included on more than one review article or primary research article that is similar in content, the most recent review or article will be accepted and earlier versions will be rejected.
Languages: Limited to articles in English.
Other: Article must be published in peer-reviewed journal.
Animal and in vitro studies
Malnourished/third-world populations or disease incidence not relative to US population (e.g., malaria).
Age: Not applicable.
Setting: Hospitalized patients.
Health Status: Medical treatment/therapy and diseased subjects.
Nutrition Related Problem/Condition: All conditions.
Study Design Preferences: Not applicable.
Size of Study Groups: Sample sizes <10.
Study Dropout Rate: If the dropout rate in a study is 20% or greater, the study will be rejected.
Year Range: Not applicable.
Authorship: Studies by same author similar in content.
Languages: Articles not in English.
Other: Abstracts or presentations and articles not peer reviewed (websites, magazine articles, Federal reports, etc.).
Search Terms: Search Vocabulary
PubMed search date 12/3/09: No date range ("Ethanol"[Mesh] OR “Alcohol Drinking”[mesh] OR "Alcoholic Beverages"[Mesh]) AND ((breast milk) OR "Milk, Human"[Mesh]) ("Ethanol"[Mesh] OR “Alcohol Drinking”[mesh] OR "Alcoholic Beverages"[Mesh]) AND (postnatal OR "Postpartum Period"[Mesh] OR postpartum OR "Breast Feeding"[Mesh] OR lactation[mh])
Total hits from all electronic database searches: 160
Total articles identified to review from electronic databases: 44