Binge drinking in early adulthood can lead to increased risk of high BP in men

A new study has revealed that binge drinking in early adulthood is associated with an increased likelihood of high blood pressure in males.

ANI| Updated: Oct 22, 2014, 14:37 PM IST

Washington: A new study has revealed that binge drinking in early adulthood is associated with an increased likelihood of high blood pressure in males.

The study also revealed that low to moderate alcohol use in early adulthood is associated with a decreased likelihood of hypertension in females and in young adult men, frequent binge drinking over the past year was associated with a 1.7-times increased likelihood of developing hypertension.

The researchers also found that in young adolescent males, there was no significant association between binge drinking or quantity of alcohol use and hypertension after they entered adulthood, while in young women binge drinking was not associated with hypertension.

Sarah Twichell, MD (Boston Children's Hospital), said that further study of alcohol use in young adulthood may provide insights into the early development of hypertension.