Artery Research

Volume 12, Issue C, December 2015, Pages 27 - 27

P6.10 ALCOHOL INTAKE IS ASSOCIATED WITH 24-HOUR AORTIC BLOOD PRESSURE IN A YOUNG HEALTHY STUDENT COHORT

Authors
James Thomas*1, Niamh Chapman1, Laura Watkeys1, Maria Kearney1, Sue King1, Eric Stohr1, John Cockcroft2, Margaret Munnery2, Carmel McEniery3, Barry McDonnell1
1Cardiff School of Health Sciences, Cardiff Metropolitan University, Cardiff, UK
2Wales Heart Research Institute, Cardiff University, Cardiff, UK
3Division of Experimental Medicine and Immunotherapeutics, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, UK
Available Online 23 November 2015.
DOI
https://doi.org/10.1016/j.artres.2015.10.294How to use a DOI?
Abstract

Objective: Increased brachial (bBP) and aortic blood pressure (aBP) have been linked to increased arterial stiffness and cardiovascular risk in older individuals. Literature suggests that increased alcohol intake is associated with increased BP both acutely and long term in older adults and heavy alcohol drinkers. However, the effects of alcohol intake on 24hour BP and aBP in young healthy adults remains unclear. The purpose of this study was to explore the relationship between weekly alcohol intake and 24-hour BP in a young healthy student cohort.

Methods: Forty-three (11 male, aged 24±5 yrs) healthy students were recruited. Age, height and weight were recorded and weekly alcohol intake reported via self-assessment questionnaire. 24-hour bBP and aBP were measured using the Mobil-O-Graph (IEM, Germany). Aortic BP was calculated using two calibration methods: brachial systolic and diastolic pressures (syst-cal) and mean and diastolic pressures (MAP-cal).

Results: 24-hour aSBP was associated with weekly alcohol consumption, using both calibration methods (r = 0.411, syst-cal; r = 0.54, MAP-cal; both P< 0.05). In addition, 24-hour night-time aSBP (MAP-cal) was associated with weekly alcohol consumption (r = 0.39; P<0.05).

Conclusion: Increased alcohol intake in young healthy students is associated with increased 24 hour and night-time aSBP. These data suggest that excessive alcohol intake at an early age could potentially increase cardiovascular risk via detrimental effects on the vascular system. Larger, longitudinal data are needed to investigate these associations further.

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Journal
Artery Research
Volume-Issue
12 - null
Pages
27 - 27
Publication Date
2015/11
ISSN (Online)
1876-4401
ISSN (Print)
1872-9312
DOI
https://doi.org/10.1016/j.artres.2015.10.294How to use a DOI?
Open Access
This is an open access article distributed under the CC BY-NC license.

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AU  - James Thomas*
AU  - Niamh Chapman
AU  - Laura Watkeys
AU  - Maria Kearney
AU  - Sue King
AU  - Eric Stohr
AU  - John Cockcroft
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AU  - Carmel McEniery
AU  - Barry McDonnell
PY  - 2015
DA  - 2015/11
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JO  - Artery Research
SP  - 27
EP  - 27
VL  - 12
IS  - C
SN  - 1876-4401
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