Alcohol: Effects on Nutritional Status, Lipid Profile and Blood Pressure

Mayla Cardoso Fernandes Toffolo, Aline Silva de Aguiar-Nemer, Vilma Aparecida da Silva-Fonseca

Abstract


    Alcohol consumption can be the cause of several diseases. Depending on the frequency and quantity, the consumption of alcohol may increase the risk of malnutrition, weight-gain, obesity and cardiovascular diseases. The aim of this study was to review the influence of alcohol intake on nutritional status, lipid profile and blood pressure. The review shows that the additional consumption of ethanol calories will favor weight gain and metabolic changes and may engrave the risk of cardiovascular diseases, altering the lipid profile and promoting hypertension. Recommending a moderate use of alcohol with the purpose of taking advantage of its health benefits must not be done. 




doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.4021/jem128e

Keywords


Nutritional status; Obesity; Ethanol; Cardiovascular disease

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