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Alcohol & Cardiovascular Diseases
Lifestyle & Wellness

Alcohol & Cardiovascular Diseases

Does moderate alcohol consumption affect our cardiovascular health? A recent Chinese study tried to answer this question.[1] 

 

 

The study followed 40,386 Chinese males and their alcohol consumption for close to seven years. During the follow-up, 2,406 incident cardiovascular diseases (CVD) and 3,195 all-cause mortality were identified. The results revealed a linear association of alcohol consumption with the incident CVD. The risks of incident CVD and all-cause mortality were increased by 27% and 20% per standard drink increment of alcohol consumption, respectively. The authors reiterated the potential health benefits of lowering alcohol consumption, even among light-to-moderate male drinkers.

 

 

[1] Hu, Chunyu, Huang, Chunyan, Li, Jianxin, Liu, Fangchao, Huang, Keyong, Liu, Zhongying, Yang, Xueli, Liu, Xiaoqing, Cao, Jie, Chen, Shufeng, Li, Hongfan, Shen, Chong, Yu, Ling, Wu, Xigui, Li, Ying, Hu, Dongsheng, Huang, Jianfeng, Lu, Xiangfeng & Gu, Dongfeng. 2022. Causal associations of alcohol consumption with cardiovascular diseases and all-cause mortality among Chinese. The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition doi: 10.1093/ajcn/nqac159. 

 

Posted by Dr. Loke Wai Mun