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Alcohol consumption without food increases risk of hypertension

A new study published in the journal, Hypertension, suggests that even light to moderate alcohol consumption on an empty stomach may increase the risk of hypertension. People should consume alcohol with a meal or food to minimize the risk of high blood pressure. More than two alcoholic drinks per day is considered a high level of alcohol consumption and it increases the risk of high blood pressure. The type of alcohol or gender had no effect on level of risk.

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About: Alcohol consumption without food increases risk of hypertension

Date: 13 December 2004

Source: Science Blog

URL: http://www.scienceblog.com/community/article4903.html

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