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Marques-Vidal, Pedro and Arveiler, Dominique and Evans, Alan and Amouyel, Philippe and Ferrières, Jean and Ducimetière, Pierre (2001) Different alcohol drinking and blood pressure relationships in France and Northern Ireland: The PRIME Study. Hypertension , 38 , (6) , pp. 1361-6.

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To assess the effect of alcoholic beverages consumed on blood pressure levels by day of the week, baseline data from the Prospective Epidemiological Study of Myocardial Infarction (PRIME), including 6523 male subjects who drank at least once a week (5156 in France and 1367 in Northern Ireland), were analyzed.

In France, alcohol consumption was rather homogeneous throughout the week, with a slight increase during weekends, whereas in Northern Ireland, Fridays and Saturdays accounted for 66% of total alcohol consumption. After adjustment for age, body mass index, heart rate, tobacco smoking, educational level, marital status, and professional activity, blood pressure levels were higher in Northern Irish drinkers on Monday and decreased until Thursday, whereas blood pressure levels were constant throughout the week for French drinkers (dayxcountry interactions, P

 

Item Type:Article
Date:2001
Page Range:pp. 1361-6
Publisher:American Heart Association
Volume:38
Number:6
Keywords:alcohol consumption, binge drinking, blood pressure, France, Northern Ireland, physiological AODE
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Accession Number:HRB 4246 (Available)
Subjects:VA Geographic area > Europe > Northern Ireland
G Health and disease > State of health > Physical health
B Substances > Alcohol
A Substance use, abuse, and dependence > Prevalence > Substance use behaviour > Alcohol consumption
R Research > Type of research study > Research involving two or more groups > Cross-cultural study
A Substance use, abuse, and dependence > Effects and consequences

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