Alkoholpolitik und Volksgesundheit

The Lethal Mix Of Binge Drinking And High Blood Pressure

Dienstag 24. August 2010 von htm

People with hypertension (high blood pressure) who binge drink are much more likely to die than other individuals, says a study published in the medical journal Stroke: Journal of the American Heart Association. The definition of hypertension in this study was blood pressure of at least 168 /100 millimeters of mercury. (Source: Medical News Today, 8/20/10)

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Britain Grapples with Drinking-Related Hypertension

Dienstag 6. Juli 2010 von htm

Treatment for high blood pressure as a result of binge drinking has increased 74 percent in five years in the U.K., the Daily Mail reported June 28. Hospitals treated approximately 330,000 patients for drinking-related hypertension in 2008-2009, up from 191,000 in 2004-2005, according the U.K. Department of Health. One in five Britons suffer from high blood pressure, and the country’s notorious pub culture a likely factor: Men who drink more than eight servings of alcohol per day quadruple their risk of hypertension, while women who drink more than six per day double their risk. (Source: Join Together, 7/1/10)

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