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Preference for wine is associated with lower hip fracture incidence in post-menopausal women.
BMC Womens Health. 2013 Sep 22; 13:36.BW

Abstract

BACKGROUND

Past studies of relationships between alcohol and hip fracture have generally focused on total alcohol consumed and not type of alcohol. Different types of alcohol consist of varying components which may affect risk of hip fracture differentially. This study seeks to examine the relationship between alcohol consumption, with a focus on type of alcohol consumed (e.g. beer, wine, or hard liquor) and hip fracture risk in post-menopausal women.

METHODS

The longitudinal cohort consisted of U.S. post-menopausal women aged 50-79 years enrolled between 1993-1998 in the Women's Health Initiative Clinical Trials and Observational Study (N=115,655).

RESULTS

Women were categorized as non-drinkers, past drinkers, infrequent drinkers and drinkers by preference of alcohol type (i.e. those who preferred wine, beer, hard liquor, or who had no strong preference). Mean alcohol consumption among current drinkers was 3.3 servings per week; this was similar among those who preferred wine, beer and liquor. After adjustment for potential confounders, alcohol preference was strongly correlated with hip fracture risk (p = 0.0167); in particular, women who preferred wine were at lower risk than non-drinkers (OR=0.78; 95% CI 0.64-0.95), past drinkers (OR=0.85; 95% CI 0.72-1.00), infrequent drinkers (OR=0.73; 95% CI 0.61-0.88), hard liquor drinkers (OR=0.87; 95% CI 0.71-1.06), beer drinkers (OR=0.72; 95% CI 0.55-0.95) and those with no strong preference (OR=0.89; 95% CI 0.89; 95% CI 0.73-1.10).

CONCLUSIONS

Preference of alcohol type was associated with hip fracture; women who preferentially consumed wine had a lower risk of hip fracture compared to non-drinkers, past drinkers, and those with other alcohol preferences.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Quantitative Sciences Unit, Stanford University School of Medicine, 1070 Arastradero Road, Palo Alto, Stanford, CA 94304, USA. jkubo@stanford.edu.No affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article
Research Support, N.I.H., Extramural

Language

eng

PubMed ID

24053784

Citation

Kubo, Jessica T., et al. "Preference for Wine Is Associated With Lower Hip Fracture Incidence in Post-menopausal Women." BMC Women's Health, vol. 13, 2013, p. 36.
Kubo JT, Stefanick ML, Robbins J, et al. Preference for wine is associated with lower hip fracture incidence in post-menopausal women. BMC Womens Health. 2013;13:36.
Kubo, J. T., Stefanick, M. L., Robbins, J., Wactawski-Wende, J., Cullen, M. R., Freiberg, M., & Desai, M. (2013). Preference for wine is associated with lower hip fracture incidence in post-menopausal women. BMC Women's Health, 13, 36. https://doi.org/10.1186/1472-6874-13-36
Kubo JT, et al. Preference for Wine Is Associated With Lower Hip Fracture Incidence in Post-menopausal Women. BMC Womens Health. 2013 Sep 22;13:36. PubMed PMID: 24053784.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Preference for wine is associated with lower hip fracture incidence in post-menopausal women. AU - Kubo,Jessica T, AU - Stefanick,Marcia L, AU - Robbins,John, AU - Wactawski-Wende,Jean, AU - Cullen,Mark R, AU - Freiberg,Matthew, AU - Desai,Manisha, Y1 - 2013/09/22/ PY - 2013/04/10/received PY - 2013/09/19/accepted PY - 2013/9/24/entrez PY - 2013/9/24/pubmed PY - 2014/3/29/medline SP - 36 EP - 36 JF - BMC women's health JO - BMC Womens Health VL - 13 N2 - BACKGROUND: Past studies of relationships between alcohol and hip fracture have generally focused on total alcohol consumed and not type of alcohol. Different types of alcohol consist of varying components which may affect risk of hip fracture differentially. This study seeks to examine the relationship between alcohol consumption, with a focus on type of alcohol consumed (e.g. beer, wine, or hard liquor) and hip fracture risk in post-menopausal women. METHODS: The longitudinal cohort consisted of U.S. post-menopausal women aged 50-79 years enrolled between 1993-1998 in the Women's Health Initiative Clinical Trials and Observational Study (N=115,655). RESULTS: Women were categorized as non-drinkers, past drinkers, infrequent drinkers and drinkers by preference of alcohol type (i.e. those who preferred wine, beer, hard liquor, or who had no strong preference). Mean alcohol consumption among current drinkers was 3.3 servings per week; this was similar among those who preferred wine, beer and liquor. After adjustment for potential confounders, alcohol preference was strongly correlated with hip fracture risk (p = 0.0167); in particular, women who preferred wine were at lower risk than non-drinkers (OR=0.78; 95% CI 0.64-0.95), past drinkers (OR=0.85; 95% CI 0.72-1.00), infrequent drinkers (OR=0.73; 95% CI 0.61-0.88), hard liquor drinkers (OR=0.87; 95% CI 0.71-1.06), beer drinkers (OR=0.72; 95% CI 0.55-0.95) and those with no strong preference (OR=0.89; 95% CI 0.89; 95% CI 0.73-1.10). CONCLUSIONS: Preference of alcohol type was associated with hip fracture; women who preferentially consumed wine had a lower risk of hip fracture compared to non-drinkers, past drinkers, and those with other alcohol preferences. SN - 1472-6874 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/24053784/Preference_for_wine_is_associated_with_lower_hip_fracture_incidence_in_post_menopausal_women_ L2 - https://bmcwomenshealth.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/1472-6874-13-36 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -