Light, moderate, and heavy drinking of alcohol can trigger the onset of hypertension.

‚ÄčThis study analyzed the relationship between alcohol consumption and the subsequent development of hypertension in and women by means of a meta-analysis. Researchers compiled data and evidence obtained from 16 studies involving more than 33,000 men and 193,000 women. 

Researchers observed that low, moderate, and heavy consumers of alcohol had high chances of developing hypertension compared to non-drinkers. The results of this study suggest that individuals who want ward off hypertension should avoid taking alcohol.