Navigation Links
It's OK for men with high blood pressure to have a drink or two, new study finds

A prospective cohort study of nearly 12,000 men with hypertension found that men who drank moderately had reduced risk of heart attacks.

A glass of beer, a glass of wine, or a shot of liquor each counts as one drink.

Moderate consumption of alcohol is known to be linked to a lower risk of heart disease. But, since alcohol can increase blood pressure, would the same be true for men who have high blood pressure?

The new study, published in the January 2, 2007, issue of Annals of Internal Medicine, is based on data from the Health Professionals Follow-Up Study. It found that men with high blood pressure can have one or two drinks a day without increasing risk for heart attack or stroke.

"Men diagnosed with hypertension probably get a lot of advice on how to change their lifestyle, physical activity, and diet," said Joline Beulens, MSc, the study's lead author. "This study indicates that if they drink alcohol in moderation they may not need to change their drinking habits."

Beulens reiterated that alcohol consumption of more than three drinks a day raises blood pressure and risk of hypertension, "so our findings are not a license for men with hypertension to overindulge."

Beulens was a PhD-fellow at TNO Quality of Life and Wageningen University in the Netherlands at the time of the study and was working as a visiting scholar at the Harvard School of Public Health, which sponsors the Health Professionals Follow-Up Study.

An accompanying editorial, by Victor Kipnis, PhD, at the National Cancer Institute, and others, discusses measurement error in nutritional epidemiology studies. Because of the current limitations of procedures and reference instruments, the editorial writers say, "we cannot assume that corrected estimates of diet-disease associations in any single study are definitive."


'"/>

Source:American College of Physicians


Page: 1

Related biology news :

1. White blood cell waste disposal system plays critical regulatory role
2. Epstein-Barr virus protein crucial to its role in blood cancers
3. New insight into regulation of blood stem cells
4. Nano-bumps could help repair clogged blood vessels
5. First technology to remove prions that cause vCJD from blood launched
6. Breakthrough isolating embryo-quality stem cells from blood
7. Thai spice helps cut blood sugar swings
8. Study shows humans have ability to track odors, much like bloodhounds
9. Mad cow proteins successfully detected in blood
10. Unexpected lock and key mechanism found for the assembly of tumor blood vessels
11. Redesigned protein accelerates blood clotting
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:3/24/2017)... Controller General of Immigration from Maldives Mr. Mohamed Anwar and ... international IAIR Award for the most innovative high security ePassport and eGates  ... ... Maldives Immigration Controller General, Mr. Mohamed Anwar ... right) have received the IAIR award for the "Most innovative high security ...
(Date:3/23/2017)... Mar. 23, 2017 Research and Markets has ... Analysis & Trends - Industry Forecast to 2025" report to ... ... a CAGR of around 8.8% over the next decade to reach ... analyzes the market estimates and forecasts for all the given segments ...
(Date:3/22/2017)... , March 21, 2017 Vigilant ... company serving law enforcement agencies, announced today the appointment ... as director of public safety business development. ... law enforcement experience, including a focus on the aviation ... his most recent position, Mr. Sheridan served as the ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):
(Date:8/15/2017)... ... August 15, 2017 , ... Any expert in stem cell ... these disciplines for more than half a century. Despite their essential roles in ... is widely known that molecular tags developed for this purpose also tag other, more ...
(Date:8/15/2017)... ... August 15, 2017 , ... ... by various biotic and abiotic factors. During this educational webinar, participants will learn ... as well as gain a better understanding of how genomics is important for ...
(Date:8/14/2017)... , ... August 14, 2017 , ... ... essential device-to-computer interconnect using USB or PCI Express, announced the release of SYZYGY™, ... is intended to satisfy the need for a compact, low cost, low pin-count, ...
(Date:8/11/2017)... Texas (PRWEB) , ... August 11, 2017 , ... A ... rebranding campaign this month that will incorporate important key elements including a new digital ... the community that has supported them, Bill Miller has partnered with the South Texas ...
Breaking Biology Technology: