What Else is Alcohol Consumption Linked to?
Alcohol consumption can also be linked to diabetes, mellitus, hypertension, ischemic heart disease, dysrhythmias, stroke, and pneumonia. A research study found that the higher the alcohol consumption is the more likely an individual is going to see comorbid conditions.
Cardiovascular Disease and Alcohol Consumption
There is linkage to alcohol consumption and atrial fibrillation, congestive heart failure, and myocardial infarction risks. Those who are not prone to traditional cardiovascular risks were at a higher risk when consuming alcohol. Reducing alcohol consumption in individuals would lessen the likelihood that they suffer from cardiovascular disease.
Limitations of Cardiovascular Disease and Alcohol Consumption Research
The study took a look at 14 million California residents from 2005-2009. The study found that about 260,000 people suffered from alcohol abuse. A major limitation of the study was that individual alcohol consumption was self-reported. Another limitation was that California residents tend to be healthier. The study cannot directly infer causation.