Current Hypertension Reports

, Volume 7, Issue 3, pp 180–185

Alcohol consumption and hypertension

  • Michael Huntgeburth
  • Henrik ten Freyhaus
  • Stephan Rosenkranz
Article

DOI: 10.1007/s11906-005-0007-2

Cite this article as:
Huntgeburth, M., Freyhaus, H.. & Rosenkranz, S. Current Science Inc (2005) 7: 180. doi:10.1007/s11906-005-0007-2

Abstract

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.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Michael Huntgeburth
    • 1
  • Henrik ten Freyhaus
    • 1
  • Stephan Rosenkranz
    • 1
  1. 1.Klinik III für Innere MedizinUniversität zu KölnKölnGermany

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