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Role of alcohol in the aetiology of hypertension.
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PMID:  7432285     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Hypertension is a common condition facing medical practitioners on a day-to-day basis, yet much is to be learnt regarding its cause. Excess alcohol intake has been recognized by clinicians as a causal factor on an anecdotal basis for many years now. Little evidence for this has been provided from statistical analysis of formal studies. On this basis, a study was undertaken in a population of 85 adult males to see if any correlations could be drawn between alcohol intake and standard blood pressure readings, taking into account as many other variables as possible which may contribute to blood pressure, such as age, body weight and smoking habits. In this study, a statistically significant relationship between alcohol intake and blood pressure is demonstrated, indicating a need for further investigation in this field.
P I Mitchell; M J Morgan; D J Boadle; J E Batt; J L Marstrand; H P McNeil; C Middleton; K Rayner; J N Lickiss
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Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Medical journal of Australia     Volume:  2     ISSN:  0025-729X     ISO Abbreviation:  Med. J. Aust.     Publication Date:  1980 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1981-01-29     Completed Date:  1981-01-29     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0400714     Medline TA:  Med J Aust     Country:  AUSTRALIA    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  198-200     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Alcohol Drinking*
Blood Pressure
Hypertension / diagnosis,  etiology*

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