Journal article

Relation of Alcohol Consumption to Risk of Heart Failure in Patients Aged 65 to 84 Years With Hypertension

Berhe W Sahle, Alice J Owen, Lindon MH Wing, Lawrence J Beilin, Mark R Nelson, Garry LR Jennings, Christopher M Reid

AMERICAN JOURNAL OF CARDIOLOGY | EXCERPTA MEDICA INC-ELSEVIER SCIENCE INC | Published : 2018

Abstract

Although a high level of alcohol consumption is associated with cardiomyopathy, the benefit or risk of moderate alcohol consumption on incident heart failure (HF) is unknown. This study examined the association between alcohol consumption and risk for HF in older adults with hypertension. The study analyzed data from a cohort of 6,083 participants aged 65 to 84 years at baseline (1995 to 2001) followed for a median of 10.8 years during and after the Second Australian National Blood Pressure Study. Frequency and amount of alcohol consumption were self-reported at baseline and during the clinical trial. The percentages of current drinkers, former drinkers, and never-drinkers at baseline were 4..

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Awarded by National Health and Medical Research Council of Australia (NHMRC)


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Funding Acknowledgements

This work was supported by a National Health and Medical Research Council of Australia (NHMRC) Program Grant (1092642) awarded to CMR. CMR is supported by a Research Fellowship from the NHMRC. ANBP2 was supported by the Australian Commonwealth Department of Health and Aging and the National Health and Medical Research Council of Australia (grant 546272); and Merck Sharp & Dohme (Australia) Pty. Ltd. The long-term ANBP2 cohort follow-up study was supported by an NHMRC program grant (546272). The funding bodies had no role in the design and conduct of the study, and interpretation of the data, or the preparation, review, or approval of the manuscript.