Experts from the US Heart Association have published the results of a large-scale study in which they tried to establish a link between alcohol consumption and the development of diseases such as hypertension and diabetes mellitus. The scientists shared their findings in the journal of the American Heart Association.
It is noted that the study was part of a large-scale program to identify risks to the cardiovascular system in diabetes, which has become one of the longest-term projects in the history of the study of this topic. To participate in the new study, scientists have attracted over 10 thousand people, doctors have revealed the presence of type 2 diabetes over the past 10 years. The average age of the subjects was 63 years. As a result of the analysis of the results obtained, it was found that drinking 8 or more servings of alcohol per week significantly increases the risk of developing hypertension in people with diabetes.
“Previous studies have confirmed that excessive drinking is definitely associated with high blood pressure, but the relationship between moderate alcohol consumption and the development of such a pathology has not been established,” the experts emphasize.