Does alcohol consumption cause high blood pressure (hypertension)?

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Offline tkadm30

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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 »
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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].

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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!

 
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