Navigation Links
Alcohol's Impact on Heart, Stroke Risk Differs by Gender
Date:7/10/2008

Amount that may be beneficial for men is not good for women, study says

THURSDAY, July 10 (HealthDay News) -- Whether drinking alcohol helps or hurts your chances of avoiding heart disease and stroke may depend on your gender as well as how much you imbibe, a new study finds.

The report, which appears online July 11 in the journal Stroke, looked at the drinking habits and lifestyles of more than 80,000 Japanese men and women over a 14-year period. None had previously experienced cancer, stroke or heart disease prior to the study.

Among the findings:

  • Men who drank heavily (at least 46 grams of alcohol -- roughly four or more standard alcoholic beverages a day) had a 19 percent lower risk of dying from coronary heart disease than non-drinking men. However, these heavy drinkers also had a 48 percent increased risk of death from all types of stroke.
  • Women who drank heavily quadrupled their risk of heart disease death compared with women who didn't drink. Women who drank heavily had a 92 percent higher risk of death from stroke.
  • Among women, light drinking (less than 23 grams of alcohol or about two drinks a day) was associated with a 17 percent lower risk of death by heart disease death, but moderate drinking (between 23 grams and 46 grams per day) was linked to an increased risk of 45 percent. Prior studies had suggested that light-to-moderate alcohol consumption might be associated with a lower risk of cardiovascular disease in women.

"An amount of alcohol that may be beneficial for men is not good for women at all," study co-author Dr. Hiroyasu Iso, a professor of public health at Osaka University in Japan, said in an American Heart Association news release.

Iso noted that one limitation of the study is that the Japanese culture has social restrictions against women drinking as they get older, so the women who drank in the study may have had other factors that affected their heart disease and stroke risk.

More information

The American Stroke Association has more about alcohol and cardiovascular health.



SOURCE: American Stroke Association, news release, July 10, 2008


'/>"/>
Copyright©2008 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. New Study Shows Human Services Impact May Be $430 Million
2. Awareness of epidemiologys limitations could reduce impact of false-positive cancer results
3. Rural/Metro Issues Reminder to Stockholders on Transactions That May Impact IRS Section 382 Outcome
4. Smart bomb nanoparticle strategy impacts metastasis
5. CVS/pharmacy Delivers Disaster Relief in Iowa Communities Impacted by Recent Flooding
6. HEALTHCARE TECH AND THE WORLD: A MACRO PERSPECTIVE ON HOW TECHNOLOGY WILL IMPACT HEALTHCARE IN THE FUTURE
7. Report says clinicians should consider economic impact of new interventions
8. Moms Unhealthy Diet May Have Long-Term Impact on Baby
9. Elsevier announces 2007 journal impact factor highlights
10. Restoration Industry Association Provides Evacuation Checklist for Residents Impacted by Flooding
11. Choice of hospital impacts outcomes for inflammatory bowel disease surgery
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... June 24, 2016 , ... Dr. Amanda Cheng, an ... Cheng has extensive experience with all areas of orthodontics, including robotic Suresmile technology, ... , Micro-osteoperforation is a revolutionary adjunct to orthodontic treatment. It can be ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... ... of Topricin and MyPainAway Pain Relief Products, join The ‘Business for a Fair Minimum Wage’ ... 2020 and then adjusting it yearly to increase at the same rate as the median ... floor does not erode again, and make future increases more predictable. , The company is ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... June 24, 2016 , ... ... the Clinical Decision Making in Emergency Medicine conference in Ponte Vedra Beach, FL. ... articles published in Emergency Medicine Practice and Pediatric Emergency Medicine Practice. ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... 24, 2016 , ... Puradigm® & Innovative Solutions today announced ... and processing operations at its production facility, and opened its first two dispensaries ... manufacturer of a complete system of proactive air and surface purification solutions for ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... , ... National recruitment firm Slone Partners is pleased to announce ... experience, as Vice President of North American Capital Sales at HTG Molecular . ... sales team in the commercialization of the HTG EdgeSeq system and associated reagents in ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:6/24/2016)... Va. , June 24, 2016 The ... set of recommendations that would allow biopharmaceutical ... (HCEI) with entities that make formulary and coverage decisions, ... the "value" of new medicines. The recommendations ... does not appear on the drug label, a prohibition ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... 24, 2016 According to a ... (Standard Pen Needles, Safety Pen Needles), Needle Length (4mm, ... Hormone), Mode of Purchase (Retail, Non-Retail) - Trends & ... studies the market for the forecast period of 2016 ... 2.81 Billion by 2021 from USD 1.65 Billion in ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... HOUSTON , June 23, 2016  MedSource ... platform as its e-clinical software solution of choice.  ... the best possible value to their clients by ... nowEDC.  The preferred relationship establishes nowEDC as the ... pricing for MedSource,s full-service clients.  "nowEDC has long ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: