Alcohol binge drinking in youth creating their heart disease as adults

Alcohol binge drinking in youth creating their heart disease as adults

Just another study showing how over consumption of alcohol while young can cause you heart disease and early death as an adult.

“Even though these individuals are young and healthy and don’t have any other overt cardiovascular signs of disease, these data would suggest they may be on the road to developing problems”
Shane Phillips, University of Illinois, Chicago, August 2013.

Study published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology, 2013, found that binge drinkers had a reduction in the ability of the main artery of the upper arm to respond to stress-induced increased blood flow by widening, as compared to their non-drinking peers.  This is the beginning of high blood pressure – the #1 cause of death in the world.  The researchers looked for early signs of heart disease by comparing 19 binge drinkers to 17 non-drinkers ages 18-25 and they found evidence of reduced blood flow.  As reported by UPI on August 15, 2013.

 

Posted: Thursday 29 August 2013

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