The Naked Scientists

The Naked Scientists Forum

Author Topic: Does alcohol consumption cause high blood pressure (hypertension)?  (Read 394 times)

Offline tkadm30

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 920
  • Thanked: 7 times
    • View Profile
    • IsotopeSoftware
The mechanism behind alcohol-induced hypertension is unclear.

Some reports suggests that low to moderate alcohol intake may reduce the risk of coronary heart diseases:

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/8605457/
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24343181/

In addition, it was suggested that reducing alcohol consumption may lower blood pressure and may prevent hypertension:

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4038773/

So, could alcohol-induced hypertension be prevented by low to moderate drinking and doing exercises ?   
« Last Edit: 10/06/2016 22:52:56 by chris »


 

Offline exothermic

  • Sr. Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 482
  • Thanked: 22 times
    • View Profile
Re: What is the mecanism of alcohol-induced hypertension?
« Reply #1 on: 10/06/2016 22:43:34 »
So, could alcohol-induced hypertension be prevented by low to moderate drinking and doing exercises ?

Alcohol-induced hypertension is primarily confined to heavy drinkers e.g. 5 or more drinks per-day [L. Clark et al 1985].
 

Offline tkadm30

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 920
  • Thanked: 7 times
    • View Profile
    • IsotopeSoftware
Thanks, exothermic.  :)

I guess however wine has more cardioprotective properties than beer or other types of alcohol. I'll keep this in mind and drink one for you!

 
 
The following users thanked this post: exothermic

The Naked Scientists Forum


 

SMF 2.0.10 | SMF © 2015, Simple Machines
SMFAds for Free Forums
 
Login
Login with username, password and session length