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Association between alcohol intake and incident hypertension in the Korean population.

Light, moderate, and heavy consumers of alcohol may have a high probability of developing hypertension.

​This study investigated the association between the use of alcohol and the prevalence of hypertension in Korean population. Alcohol consumption habits and incidence of hypertension were assessed using questionnaires and hospital records. 

Researchers found high rates of hypertension among low, moderate, and heavy consumers of alcohol compared to non-drinkers. The data from this study indicate that alcohol intake may make an individual more likely to develop hypertension.

Research Summary Information

  • 2019
  • Yoo MG, Park KJ, Kim HJ, Jang HB, Lee HJ, Park SI.
  • Center for Biomedical Sciences, Korea National Institute of Health, Cheongju 28159, Republic of Korea. Center for Biomedical Sciences, Korea National Institute of Health, Cheongju 28159, Republic of Korea. Electronic address: hyejalee@yahoo.co.kr. Center for Biomedical Sciences, Korea National Institute of Health, Cheongju 28159, Republic of Korea. Electronic address: parksi61@hotmail.com.
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