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Nutrients 2013, 5(12), 5114-5126; doi:10.3390/nu5125114

Diurnal Triglyceridemia in Relation to Alcohol Intake in Men

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Received: 12 September 2013; in revised form: 19 November 2013 / Accepted: 3 December 2013 / Published: 16 December 2013
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Abstract: Fasting and postprandial triglyceride concentrations largely depend on dietary and lifestyle factors. Alcohol intake is associated with triglycerides, but the effect of alcohol on diurnal triglyceridemia in a free living situation is unknown. During three days, 139 men (range: 18–80 years) measured their own capillary triglyceride (cTG) concentrations daily on six fixed time-points before and after meals, and the total daily alcohol intake was recorded. The impact of daily alcohol intake (none; low, <10 g/day; moderate, 10–30 g/day; high, >30 g/day) on diurnal triglyceridemia was analyzed by the incremental area under the cTG curve (∆cTG-AUC) reflecting the mean of the six different time-points. Fasting cTG were similar between the alcohol groups, but a trend of increased cTG was observed in men with moderate and high alcohol intake after dinner and at bedtime (p for trend <0.001) which persisted after adjustment for age, smoking and body mass index. The ∆cTG-AUC was significantly lower in males with low alcohol intake (3.0 ± 1.9 mmol·h/L) (n = 27) compared to males with no (7.0 ± 1.8 mmol·h/L) (n = 34), moderate (6.5 ± 1.8 mmol·h/L) (n = 54) or high alcohol intake (7.2 ± 2.2 mmol·h/L) (n = 24), when adjusted for age, smoking and body mass index (adjusted p value < 0.05). In males, low alcohol intake was associated with decreased diurnal triglyceridemia, whereas moderate and high alcohol intake was associated with increased triglycerides after dinner and at bed time.
Keywords: ethanol; lipemia; postprandial; triglyceride ethanol; lipemia; postprandial; triglyceride
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Torres do Rego, A.; Klop, B.; Birnie, E.; Elte, J.W.F.; Ramos, V.C.; Walther, L.A.-S.; Cabezas, M.C. Diurnal Triglyceridemia in Relation to Alcohol Intake in Men. Nutrients 2013, 5, 5114-5126.

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Torres do Rego A, Klop B, Birnie E, Elte JWF, Ramos VC, Walther LA-S, Cabezas MC. Diurnal Triglyceridemia in Relation to Alcohol Intake in Men. Nutrients. 2013; 5(12):5114-5126.

Chicago/Turabian Style

Torres do Rego, Ana; Klop, Boudewijn; Birnie, Erwin; Elte, Jan W.F.; Ramos, Victoria C.; Walther, Luis A.-S.; Cabezas, Manuel C. 2013. "Diurnal Triglyceridemia in Relation to Alcohol Intake in Men." Nutrients 5, no. 12: 5114-5126.

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