Alcohol consumption in men with hypertension

Joline W.J. Beulens*, Eric B. Rimm, Kenneth J. Mukamal

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Abstract

We assessed the association between the incidence of coronary heart disease and alcohol consumption among hypertensive men enrolled in the Health "Professionals" Follow-Up Study. Moderate alcohol consumption (1 to 2 drinks per day) was associated with a lower risk of myocardial infarction, as in the general population, but was not associated with the risks of stroke, total mortality, or mortality from cardiovascular causes. These resuIts show that men with hypertension who drink moderately may not need to change their drinking habits.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)27-30
Number of pages4
JournalCardiology Review
Volume24
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - 1 Aug 2007

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