Alcohol consumption and risk of all-cause and cardiovascular disease mortality in men

Erin K. Howie, Xuemei Sui, Duck Chul Lee, Steven P. Hooker, James R. Hébert, Steven N. Blair

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This study examined the association between consumption of alcoholic beverages and all-cause and cardiovascular disease (CVD) mortality in a cohort of men (n=31,367). In the Cox proportional hazards model adjusted for age, year of examination, body mass index (BMI), smoking, family history of CVD, and aerobic fitness, there were no significant differences in risk of all-cause mortality across alcohol intake groups. Risk of CVD mortality was reduced 29 in quartile 1 (HR = 0.71, 95 confidence interval (CI): 0.53, 0.95) and 25 in quartile 2 (HR = 0.75, 95 CI: 0.58, 0.98). The amount of alcohol consumed to achieve this risk reduction was <6 drinks/week; less than the amount currently recommended. The addition of other potential confounders and effect modifiers including blood pressure, insulin sensitivity, lipid levels, and psychological variables did not affect the magnitude of association. Future research is needed to validate the current public health recommendations for alcohol consumption.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number805062
JournalJournal of Aging Research
Volume2011
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StatePublished - 2011
Externally publishedYes

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Alcohol Drinking
Cardiovascular Diseases
Mortality
Alcohols
Confidence Intervals
Alcoholic Beverages
Risk Reduction Behavior
Proportional Hazards Models
Insulin Resistance
Body Mass Index
Public Health
Smoking
Psychology
Blood Pressure
Lipids

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  • Geriatrics and Gerontology

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Howie, E. K., Sui, X., Lee, D. C., Hooker, S. P., Hébert, J. R., & Blair, S. N. (2011). Alcohol consumption and risk of all-cause and cardiovascular disease mortality in men. Journal of Aging Research, 2011, [805062]. https://doi.org/10.4061/2011/805062

Alcohol consumption and risk of all-cause and cardiovascular disease mortality in men. / Howie, Erin K.; Sui, Xuemei; Lee, Duck Chul; Hooker, Steven P.; Hébert, James R.; Blair, Steven N.

In: Journal of Aging Research, Vol. 2011, 805062, 2011.

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Howie, Erin K. ; Sui, Xuemei ; Lee, Duck Chul ; Hooker, Steven P. ; Hébert, James R. ; Blair, Steven N. / Alcohol consumption and risk of all-cause and cardiovascular disease mortality in men. In: Journal of Aging Research. 2011 ; Vol. 2011.
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