Moderate Alcohol Consumption is Associated with Reduced Risk of Heart Disease and Death From All Causes

The participants were followed for an average of 4.7 years and the study found that there was a reduced risk of CVD events for individuals consuming alcohol of 51-100, 101-150, and >150 g/week, compared to never consuming alcohol, regardless of gender. Consumption of 51-100 g/week was also associated with a reduced risk of all-cause mortality. Lead author, Dr Neumann, says the findings need to be interpreted with caution, as study participants were all initially healthy without prior CVD or other severe diseases, and may have been more physically and socially active than the wider ageing population.

Monash University. “Study of 18000+ US and Australian older people reveals moderate drinking protective against heart disease, more than for tea totalers: Moderate drinking of alcohol associated with reduced risk of heart disease and death from all causes, landmark study of older people reveals.” ScienceDaily. http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2021/11/211105103740.htm (accessed November 9, 2021).

I bet I’m not the only one calculating ounces to grams after reading the article.

2 Replies to “Moderate Alcohol Consumption is Associated with Reduced Risk of Heart Disease and Death From All Causes”

  1. I was wondering about that conversion too. And an ounce of spirits does not equal an ounce of wine or an ounce of beer. Could they be a little more specific about the actual amount of ethanol?

    1. Unfortunately the Science Direct article doesn’t provide those specifics. The source study article is subscription based and I’m unable to access details there either. It would be interesting to know if the researchers accounted for different forms of ETOH.

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