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

G. Weidner, S. L. Connor, M. A. Chesney, J. W. Burns, W. E. Connor, J. D. Matarazzo, N. 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
DOIs
StatePublished - 1991

Keywords

  • alcohol
  • high density lipoprotein cholesterol

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Physiology (medical)

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    Weidner, G., Connor, S. L., Chesney, M. A., Burns, J. W., Connor, W. E., Matarazzo, J. D., & Mendell, N. R. (1991). Sex differences in high density lipoprotein cholesterol among low-level alcohol consumers. Circulation, 83(1), 176-180. https://doi.org/10.1161/01.CIR.83.1.176