Women and Alcohol: Limitations in the Cardiovascular Guidelines

Wang, Chang (Nancy), Liblik, Kiera, Haseeb, Sohaib, Lopez-Santi, Ricardo, and Baranchuk, Adrian (2023) Women and Alcohol: Limitations in the Cardiovascular Guidelines. Current Problems in Cardiology, 48 (8). 101200.

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Patients and physicians rely on evidence-based guidelines to guide alcohol consumption recommendations, but significant discrepancies in alcohol consumption limits are found between different international societies. Current American Heart Association (AHA) preventive management guidelines on hypertension, transient ischemic attack, stroke, and stable ischemic heart disease recommend sex-specific daily alcohol consumption limits which are inconsistent from other international society recommendations. In this focused review of current American Heart Association guidelines and their sources, we evaluate the evidence behind sex-specific alcohol consumption cut-offs. We found insufficient experimental and epidemiologic evidence to conclude that women should have a reduced daily alcohol consumption limit as compared to men; further studies are required to determine whether sex-specific differences exist in alcohol metabolism and its related cardiovascular impact.

Item ID: 74688
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 1535-6280
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Date Deposited: 24 Nov 2022 06:44
FoR Codes: 32 BIOMEDICAL AND CLINICAL SCIENCES > 3201 Cardiovascular medicine and haematology > 320101 Cardiology (incl. cardiovascular diseases) @ 100%
SEO Codes: 20 HEALTH > 2001 Clinical health > 200105 Treatment of human diseases and conditions @ 100%
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