Alcohol consumption and hypertension
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- Huntgeburth, M., Freyhaus, H.. & Rosenkranz, S. Current Science Inc (2005) 7: 180. doi:10.1007/s11906-005-0007-2
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Hypertension is a major independent risk factor for cardiovascular disease. In alcohol-consuming populations, the amount of alcohol consumption has significant impact on blood pressure values, the prevalence of hypertension, and cardiovascular as well as all-cause mortality. In this review, we focus on the connection between alcohol consumption and hypertension, and discuss the consequences on cardiovascular risk.