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The Consumption of Alcoholic Beverages and the Prevalence of Cardiovascular Diseases in Men and Women: A Cross-Sectional Study

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The Department of Nutrition and Dietetics, The Institute of Public Health, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Jan Kochanowski University, ul. Zeromskiego 5, 25-369 Kielce, Poland
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The Department of Surgery and Surgical Nursing with the Scientific Research Laboratory, The Institute of Medical Sciences, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Jan Kochanowski University, ul. Zeromskiego 5, 25-369 Kielce, Poland
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The Department of Developmental Age Research, The Institute of Public Health, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Jan Kochanowski University, ul. Zeromskiego 5, 25-369 Kielce, Poland
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Laboratory of Medical Psychology and Education, The Institute of Public Health, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Jan Kochanowski University, ul. Zeromskiego 5, 25-369 Kielce, Poland
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The Department of Social Prevention, Institute of Public Health, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Jan Kochanowski University, ul. Zeromskiego 5, 25-369 Kielce, Poland
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Nutrients 2019, 11(6), 1318; https://doi.org/10.3390/nu11061318
Received: 26 April 2019 / Revised: 8 June 2019 / Accepted: 11 June 2019 / Published: 12 June 2019
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Alcoholic Beverages and Human Health)
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Abstract

Associations between alcohol consumption and the prevalence of cardiovascular diseases have been the subject of several studies for a long time; however, the presence and nature of any associations still remain unclear. The aim of the study was to analyze the associations between the consumption of alcoholic beverages and the prevalence of cardiovascular diseases in men and women. The data of 12,285 individuals aged 37–66 were used in the analysis. Multiple logistic regression models were utilized to estimate odds ratios and confidence intervals. The multivariable models included several potential confounders including age, education, marital status, body mass index (BMI), physical activity, smoking, coffee consumption, and statin use. The analyses were performed separately for men and women. In the model adjusted for confounders, the consumption from 0.1 to 10.0 g of alcohol/day was related to a lower risk of coronary disease and stroke (p < 0.05), and the consumption from 0.1 to 15.0 g/day was related to a lower risk of hypertension in women (p < 0.05). In men, in the adjusted model, there were no associations between alcohol consumption and the occurrence of hypertension or stroke. The risk of circulatory failure was significantly lower in the group in which participants drank more than 20.0 g of alcohol/day (p < 0.05) compared to nondrinkers. The risk of coronary disease was lower in drinkers at every level of alcohol consumption (p < 0.05) compared to nondrinkers. Alcohol consumption was related to a lower prevalence of cardiovascular diseases (CVD), both in men and women. View Full-Text
Keywords: alcohol consumption; cardiovascular diseases; men; women alcohol consumption; cardiovascular diseases; men; women
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Suliga, E.; Kozieł, D.; Ciesla, E.; Rebak, D.; Głuszek-Osuch, M.; Naszydłowska, E.; Głuszek, S. The Consumption of Alcoholic Beverages and the Prevalence of Cardiovascular Diseases in Men and Women: A Cross-Sectional Study. Nutrients 2019, 11, 1318.

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