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Title: The effects of short-term alcohol intake on clinic and ambulatory blood pressure in normotensive 'social' drinkers.
Austin Authors: O'Callaghan, Christopher J ;Phillips, P A;Krum, Henry;Howes, L G
Affiliation: Clinical Pharmacology & Therapeutics Unit, University of Melbourne, Austin Hospital, Heidelberg, Australia
Issue Date: 1-Jun-1995
Publication information: American Journal of Hypertension; 8(6): 572-7
Abstract: Office blood pressure (OBP), ambulatory blood pressure (ABP), and vascular reactivity were measured in 12 normotensive 'social' drinkers (mean alcohol consumption of 9.7 +/- 3.1 g/day) after 4 days of alcohol consumption (1 g/kg/day) and compared with the effects of an isocaloric substitute (sucrose, 1.75 g/kg/day) or no intervention. Alcohol consumption did not affect OBP or 24-mean ABP but appeared to decrease nocturnal systolic and diastolic blood pressure soon after consumption. Although vascular reactivity did not differ between the groups, the blood pressure rise in response to isometric exercise tended to be lower following alcohol. Thus, short-term alcohol ingestion by normotensive 'social' drinkers does not increase office or ambulatory blood pressure.
Gov't Doc #: 7662241
DOI: 10.1016/0895-7061(95)00041-M
Type: Journal Article
Subjects: Adult
Alcohol Drinking.physiopathology
Blood Pressure.drug effects
Blood Pressure Monitoring, Ambulatory
Cold Temperature.adverse effects
Cross-Over Studies
Energy Intake
Pressure.adverse effects
Vascular Resistance.drug effects
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