Alkoholpolitik und Volksgesundheit

Italy: Light To Moderate Drinking Linked To Fewer Heart Problems In Male Bypass Patients

Dienstag 16. November 2010 von htm

Light to moderate alcohol consumption (about two to three drinks daily) among male coronary artery bypass patients was associated with 25 percent fewer subsequent cardiovascular procedures, heart attacks, strokes and death compared to non-drinkers, in a study presented at the American Heart’s Association’s Scientific Sessions 2010.
However, bypass patients with left ventricular dysfunction who were moderate to heavy drinkers (more than six drinks daily) were twice as likely to have subsequent cardiovascular deaths compared to non-drinkers. … (Source: Medical News Today, 11/15/10) our Online-Comment: Always the same question comes up: Who are the abstainers? There is no explanation on that in this text. It is hard to believe that in Italy there are enough lifelong abstainers without any other health burden to build a correct control group for such a study. And who did finance this study? see presentation abstract, 11/15/10 Comment: Here they note lifelong abstainers. But no information about other risks. (Diabetes, smoking, social status)

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