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Binge drinking among adults with hypertension in the USA, 2015-2020
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“In this nationally representative study, nearly one in five adults with hypertension was estimated to have binge drank in the past month. Binge drinking is associated with elevated cardiovascular risk and complicates BP control management. Clinicians managing patients with hypertension should regularly screen their patients for potential unhealthy psychoactive substance use, including excess alcohol use, especially for patients with difficult-to-control BP. Discussions about alcohol, tobacco, and stimulant use should be conducted with all people living with hypertension and discussed in the context of overall long-term cardiovascular health. Patients exceeding recommended alcohol use limits should receive brief intervention and referral to treatment if indicated.”
Full citation:
Han BH, Han SS, Palamar JJ (2022).
Binge drinking among adults with hypertension in the USA, 2015-2020
Journal of General Internal Medicine [Epub 2022 Aug 3]. doi: 10.1007/s11606-022-07754-4.