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A tipple a day keeps the cardiologist away.

Abstract

Regular and moderate drinking throughout the week confers a low risk of IHD whereas binge drinking is associated with a higher risk, a study comparing drinking habits in France and the UK has found. Binge drinkers had almost twice the risk of MI or coronary death compared with regular drinkers. The Prospective Epidemiological Study of Myocardial Infarction (PRIME) study, in the BMJ, investigated the effects of alcohol intake patterns on the incidence of IHD in two countries with contrasting lifestyles. Overall, 683 of the 9,778 (7.0%) participants experienced IHD events during the 10 year follow-up of which 322 (3.3%) were hard coronary events and 361(3.7%) angina events. The annual incidence of hard coronary events per 1,000 person years was 5.63 in Belfast and 2.78 in France. After adjustment for classic cardiovascular risk factors and centre, although interestingly not for diet, the hazard ratio for hard coronary events for binge drinkers compared with regular drinkers was 1.97 The hazard ratio for never drinkers compared with regular drinkers was 2.03 and 1.57 for former drinkers compared with regular drinkers.

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The Practitioner 254:1735 2010 Dec pg 5, 3

MeSH

Alcohol Drinking
Humans
Male
Middle Aged
Myocardial Ischemia
Risk Factors

Pub Type(s)

Editorial

Language

eng

PubMed ID

21306032

Citation

Savill, Peter. "A Tipple a Day Keeps the Cardiologist Away." The Practitioner, vol. 254, no. 1735, 2010, pp. 5, 3.
Savill P. A tipple a day keeps the cardiologist away. Practitioner. 2010;254(1735):5, 3.
Savill, P. (2010). A tipple a day keeps the cardiologist away. The Practitioner, 254(1735), pp. 5, 3.
Savill P. A Tipple a Day Keeps the Cardiologist Away. Practitioner. 2010;254(1735):5, 3. PubMed PMID: 21306032.
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TY - JOUR T1 - A tipple a day keeps the cardiologist away. A1 - Savill,Peter, PY - 2011/2/11/entrez PY - 2011/2/11/pubmed PY - 2011/3/18/medline SP - 5, 3 JF - The Practitioner JO - Practitioner VL - 254 IS - 1735 N2 - Regular and moderate drinking throughout the week confers a low risk of IHD whereas binge drinking is associated with a higher risk, a study comparing drinking habits in France and the UK has found. Binge drinkers had almost twice the risk of MI or coronary death compared with regular drinkers. The Prospective Epidemiological Study of Myocardial Infarction (PRIME) study, in the BMJ, investigated the effects of alcohol intake patterns on the incidence of IHD in two countries with contrasting lifestyles. Overall, 683 of the 9,778 (7.0%) participants experienced IHD events during the 10 year follow-up of which 322 (3.3%) were hard coronary events and 361(3.7%) angina events. The annual incidence of hard coronary events per 1,000 person years was 5.63 in Belfast and 2.78 in France. After adjustment for classic cardiovascular risk factors and centre, although interestingly not for diet, the hazard ratio for hard coronary events for binge drinkers compared with regular drinkers was 1.97 The hazard ratio for never drinkers compared with regular drinkers was 2.03 and 1.57 for former drinkers compared with regular drinkers. SN - 0032-6518 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/21306032/A_tipple_a_day_keeps_the_cardiologist_away_ L2 - https://medlineplus.gov/alcohol.html DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -