Alcohol consumption and cardiovascular disease incidence in men with and without hypertension: the Suita study.

Posted at — Mario Hernández Cueto — enero 7th, 2013 — 12:36 under investigaciones

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Alcohol consumption and cardiovascular disease incidence in men with and without hypertension: the Suita study.

InvestigacionesPor: Aya Higashiyama, Tomonori Okamura, Makoto Watanabe, Yoshihiro Kokubo, Ichiro Wakabayashi, Akira Okayama y Yoshihiro Miyamoto. Hypertension Research (2013) 36, 58–64.

The relationship between alcohol consumption and the risk for cardiovascular disease (CVD) is U-shaped, whereas alcohol drinking is linearly associated with blood pressure, and the CVD risk also increases linearly according to blood pressure level.
Accordingly, we investigated the net effect of alcohol consumption and hypertension on CVD and its subtypes in this study. A 13-year prospective study of 2336 Japanese men who were free from CVD was performed; ex-drinkers were excluded. The participants were divided into eight groups classified by the combination of the presence of hypertension (systolic/diastolic blood pressure X140/90mmHg) and alcohol consumption (never-, current- (light, moderate and heavy) drinkers). Multivariateadjusted hazard ratios (HRs) for the incidence of CVD, coronary artery disease (CAD) and stroke due to the combination of hypertension and alcohol consumption were calculated and compared with non-hypertensive never-drinkers. [publicada: 07 de enero de 2013]

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