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How Much Does Alcohol Raise Blood Pressure?

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Adam Dave, M.D., has written both fiction and nonfiction since 1997. His most recent work, "The Paradigm Diet," a short course on applied nutrition, is available on Amazon. He holds a medical degree from Medical University of the Americas and trained in family medicine at the University of Colorado.
How Much Does Alcohol Raise Blood Pressure?
Risk factors for developing hypertension include obesity, excess drinking and poor diet choices. Photo Credit: Digital Vision./Digital Vision/Getty Images

Alcohol's effects on blood pressure depends on a number of factors, including gender, age, health, body weight, family history and his history of alcohol intake. (Ref. 5) The short-term effects can be measured by taking the person's blood pressure at intervals during the 24-hour period after drinking a measured dose of alchol. More important, though, is the long-term effect of drinking alcohol on the cardiovascular system. Research is on-going, but __

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