Effects of Alcohol Reduction Interventions on Blood Pressure.

Journal Article (Journal Article;Review)

PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Much of alcohol's purported negative impact on a population's health can be attributed to its association with increased blood pressure, rates of hypertension, and incidence of cardiovascular disease (CVD). Less attention, however, has been placed on the association of the positive impact of alcohol reduction interventions on physical health. RECENT FINDINGS: This review delineates the evidence of blood pressure reductions as a function of alcohol reduction interventions based on current care models. The findings of this review suggest two things: (1) sufficient evidence exists for a relationship between alcohol reductions and blood pressure generally, and (2) little evidence exists for the relationship between alcohol reductions and blood pressure for any one care model currently employed in the health system. The evidence base would benefit from more studies using established alcohol reduction interventions examining the impact of these interventions on blood pressure.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Blalock, DV; Berlin, SA; Young, JR; Blakey, SM; Calhoun, PS; Dedert, EA

Published Date

  • April 2022

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 24 / 4

Start / End Page

  • 75 - 85

PubMed ID

  • 35107788

Pubmed Central ID

  • PMC9044471

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1534-3111

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1007/s11906-022-01171-y


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States