Journal of Heart and Cardiology
Association between Ethanol Consumption and Hypertension Risk
He Liu, Department of Biology, Morosky College of Health Professions and Sciences, Gannon University, Erie, PA, USA. Tel: 814-871-7871; E-mail: email@example.com
Liu, H., et al. Association between Ethanol Consumption and Hypertension Risk. (2015) J Heart Cardiol 1(2): 28-31.
©2015 Liu, H. This is an Open access article distributed under the terms of Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License
KeywordsRostral ventrolateral medulla (RVLM); Cardiovascular system; Renin–angiotensin–aldosterone system (RAAS)
Ethanol consumption has been linked to many physiological changes including hypertension. This review examines the mechanisms of how ethanol affects blood pressure through the nervous system, endocrine hormones, and local factors in blood vessels. Moreover, recent epidemiologicalliteratures on the roles of gender, age, ethnic backgrounds,and abstinencein the association between ethanol consumption and the risk of hypertension are summarized and compared.