Effect of light-to-moderate alcohol consumption on age-associated arterial stiffening

Hidetaka Hougaku, Jerome L. Fleg, Edward G. Lakatta, Angelo Scuteri, Christopher J. Earley, Samer Najjar, Saswata Deb, E. Jeffrey Metter

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Increased thickness and stiffness of large arteries may contribute to why aging is the most important risk for cardiovascular diseases. Arterial stiffness, intimal medial thickness, and alcohol intake were measured in 563 subjects. A U-shaped relation was found between alcohol intake and a stiffness index, with the lowest index in moderate drinkers, which may partially explain the relation between alcohol and cardiovascular disease.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1006-1010
Number of pages5
JournalThe American Journal of Cardiology
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - Apr 15 2005

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine


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