Effect of light-to-moderate alcohol consumption on age-associated arterial stiffening

Hidetaka Hougaku, Jerome L. Fleg, Edward G. Lakatta, Angelo Scuteri, Christopher J. Earley, Samer Najjar, Saswata Deb, E. Jeffrey Metter

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Abstract

Increased thickness and stiffness of large arteries may contribute to why aging is the most important risk for cardiovascular diseases. Arterial stiffness, intimal medial thickness, and alcohol intake were measured in 563 subjects. A U-shaped relation was found between alcohol intake and a stiffness index, with the lowest index in moderate drinkers, which may partially explain the relation between alcohol and cardiovascular disease.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1006-1010
Number of pages5
JournalAmerican Journal of Cardiology
Volume95
Issue number8
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 15 2005
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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