Sex differences in high density lipoprotein cholesterol among low-level alcohol consumers

Gerdi Weidner, Sonja L. Connor, Margaret A. Chesney, John W. Burns, William E. Connor, Joseph Matarazzo, Nancy R. Mendell

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Abstract

The purpose of this study was to examine high density lipoprotein cholesterol (HDL-C) levels in a sample of community-living women and men who consumed 1 drink of alcohol/day or less. Self-reports of alcohol consumption and clinical assessments of plasma lipid and lipoprotein levels were obtained twice, at 12 months apart. Among men, consumption of 1 drink/day or less was unrelated to levels in HDL-C. In contrast, among women alcohol consumption throughout this relatively low consumption range was positively associated with HDL-C levels. These findings indicate that the association of alcohol and higher levels of HDL-C may occur at lower intakes of alcohol in women than in men.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)176-180
Number of pages5
JournalCirculation
Volume83
Issue number1
StatePublished - 1991
Externally publishedYes

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Sex Characteristics
HDL Cholesterol
Alcohols
Alcohol Drinking
Self Report
Lipoproteins
Lipids

Keywords

  • Alcohol
  • High density lipoprotein cholesterol

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physiology
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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Weidner, G., Connor, S. L., Chesney, M. A., Burns, J. W., Connor, W. E., Matarazzo, J., & Mendell, N. R. (1991). Sex differences in high density lipoprotein cholesterol among low-level alcohol consumers. Circulation, 83(1), 176-180.

Sex differences in high density lipoprotein cholesterol among low-level alcohol consumers. / Weidner, Gerdi; Connor, Sonja L.; Chesney, Margaret A.; Burns, John W.; Connor, William E.; Matarazzo, Joseph; Mendell, Nancy R.

In: Circulation, Vol. 83, No. 1, 1991, p. 176-180.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Weidner, G, Connor, SL, Chesney, MA, Burns, JW, Connor, WE, Matarazzo, J & Mendell, NR 1991, 'Sex differences in high density lipoprotein cholesterol among low-level alcohol consumers', Circulation, vol. 83, no. 1, pp. 176-180.
Weidner G, Connor SL, Chesney MA, Burns JW, Connor WE, Matarazzo J et al. Sex differences in high density lipoprotein cholesterol among low-level alcohol consumers. Circulation. 1991;83(1):176-180.
Weidner, Gerdi ; Connor, Sonja L. ; Chesney, Margaret A. ; Burns, John W. ; Connor, William E. ; Matarazzo, Joseph ; Mendell, Nancy R. / Sex differences in high density lipoprotein cholesterol among low-level alcohol consumers. In: Circulation. 1991 ; Vol. 83, No. 1. pp. 176-180.
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