Alcohol Consumption and Coronary Artery Calcium in Middle-Aged Japanese Men

Tomonori Okamura, Takashi Kadowaki, Akira Sekikawa, Kiyoshi Murata, Naomi Miyamatsu, Yasuyuki Nakamura, Aiman El-Saed, Atsunori Kashiwagi, Hiroshi Maegawa, Yoshihiko Nishio, Tomoko Takamiya, Hideyuki Kanda, Kenichi Mitsunami, Yoshikuni Kita, Daniel Edmundowicz, Shinji Tamaki, Yasuyuki Tsujita, Lewis H. Kuller, Hirotsugu Ueshima

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Epidemiologic studies have investigated the relation between alcohol intake and coronary calcification, with controversial results. Furthermore, the influence of heavy drinking has not been well elucidated. In the present study, a random sample of community-based Japanese men aged 40 to 49 years without a history of cardiovascular disease (n = 245) were examined for coronary artery calcium (CAC) determined by electron-beam computed tomography and drinking status. There was a J-shaped association between alcohol intake and CAC. There was an increase of CAC in heavy drinkers (≥46 g/day), and participants who were drinking ≥69 g/day showed a significant increase in CAC compared with never drinkers after adjusting for other cardiovascular risk factors.

本文言語English
ページ(範囲)141-144
ページ数4
ジャーナルAmerican Journal of Cardiology
98
2
DOI
出版ステータスPublished - 2006 7月 15
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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • 循環器および心血管医学

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