Navigation Links
Drinking in excess associated with increased risk for metabolic syndrome
Date:7/30/2008

Those who drink in excess of the U.S. Dietary Guidelines (i.e., men who usually drink more than two drinks per day or women who usually drink more than one drink per day) or those who binge drink are at increased risk for the metabolic syndrome, according to a new study accepted for publication in The Endocrine Society's Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism (JCEM).

The metabolic syndrome consists of a series of risk factors and conditions that are strongly related to cardiovascular disease, the leading cause of death in the United States. These conditions include obesity, high blood pressure, and diabetes.

"These findings are significant because the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey shows 58 percent of all current drinkers in the United States reported usual alcohol consumption that exceeded the Dietary Guidelines, and 52 percent of all current drinkers reported at least one episode of binge drinking in the past year," said Amy Fan, M.D., Ph.D., of the National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), in Atlanta, Ga., and lead author of the study. "Most people who consume alcohol in the United States drink in ways that may increase their risk of the metabolic syndrome and related conditions."

For this study, Dr. Fan and other researchers evaluated data from 1,529 participants of the 1999-2002 National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey. They restricted their analysis to current drinkers (participants who consumed at least 12 alcoholic drinks in 12 months) aged 20 to 84 years. The survey included both an interview and a physical examination that included a blood test. Measures of alcohol consumption included usual quantity consumed, drinking frequency, and frequency of binge drinking.

"Since more than half of current drinkers in our study drank in excess of the Dietary Guidelines limits and reported binge drinking, prevention efforts should focus on reducing alcohol consumption to safer levels," said Dr. Fan. "Unfortunately, few physicians screen their patients about alcohol use or are knowledgeable about guidelines that define low-risk or moderate drinking."

Dr. Fan went on to say that public health messages should emphasize the potential cardiometabolic risk associated with drinking in excess of national guidelines and binge drinking.


'/>"/>

Contact: Aaron Lohr
alohr@endo-society.org
240-482-1380
The Endocrine Society
Source:Eurekalert

Related medicine news :

1. Hurricane preparedness survey: Worries about drinking water and medical care
2. Research Finds Causal Link Between Ending Drinking, Depression
3. Hydra Booster Energizes Ordinary Drinking Water for Better Absorption and Optimum Hydration, Stopping Symptoms of 'Hidden' Dehydration
4. Binge drinking tied to conditions in the college environment
5. Tough Underage Drinking Laws Saving Lives
6. Pediatrics review of underage drinking prevention programs led by Iowa State researcher
7. Binge drinking due to copying behavior
8. Hazardous Drinking More Common Than Thought
9. Boosting Brain Protein Quickly Cut Excessive Drinking
10. New Treatment Shows Promise for Excessive Drinking
11. New Jersey Coalition Calls for Investigation of Private Wells to Protect Families from PFOA in Drinking Water
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:1/17/2017)... ... January 17, 2017 , ... Anesthesia Progress – Everyone wants ... the best drug option for each patient. Dentists have several general anesthesia alternatives and ... , Researchers from the Tokyo Dental College in Tokyo, Japan wanted to find out ...
(Date:1/17/2017)... ... January 17, 2017 , ... Healthful ... , The company, owned and operated by Ed Stroup, was created to offer ... with the highest level of customer service. Healthful Balance products can be purchased ...
(Date:1/17/2017)... Clemente, CA (PRWEB) , ... January 17, 2017 ... ... Diego County, as well as Palm Desert, is opening a new office in ... Brainsway deep transcranial magnetic stimulation (dTMS) in Southern California, successfully treating individuals struggling ...
(Date:1/17/2017)... ... January 17, 2017 , ... A prescription medication bottle, pocket ... fourth Cradle to Cradle Product Design Challenge , the Cradle to Cradle ... of six circular design challenges scheduled to run through early 2018. The challenges are ...
(Date:1/17/2017)... (PRWEB) , ... January 17, 2017 , ... Livionex, Inc., ... results of a double blind clinical study for its dental gel that shows significant ... national brand of toothpaste containing triclosan. The study was conducted at the Beckman Laser ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:1/18/2017)... YORK , January 18, 2017 ... of people regarding the use of cannabis both for medical ... only are more Americans open to the use of cannabis, ... financial sectors. According to Arcview Market Research, the North American ... up 30% from the previous year. The research projects sales ...
(Date:1/17/2017)... 2017 Precision medicine is an emerging ... of disease. The approach allows doctors and physicians ... The approach studies the individual profile at a ... In January 2015, Precision Medicine Initiative (PMI) was ... with more than one million volunteers. All of ...
(Date:1/17/2017)... , Jan. 17, 2017 EU5 Glucose Monitoring ... new report, "EU5 Glucose Monitoring Market Outlook to 2022", ... market. The report provides value, in millions of US ... market segments - Blood Glucose Meters, Blood Glucose Test ... shares and distribution shares data for each of these ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: