European Primary Care Cardiovascular Society

Alcohol as a risk factor for hypertension

Nov. 20, 2014 - Brussels, Belgium - Prof. Daniel Duprez (Minnesota, USA) - EPCCS 2014

Prof. Daniel Duprez (Minnesota, USA) calls alcohol is a much underestimated risk factor for hypertension. He stresses that doctors should discuss reducing alcohol intake with their patients more often, because its effects on blood pressure is reversible. Patients whould be warned that alcohol is actually not as protective as society likes to think.