Binge Drinking Risky with High Blood Pressure

Binging on alcohol may be especially dangerous for men with high blood pressure, or hypertension, researchers found. Six or more drinks at a sitting boosted the risk of heart-related death more than fourfold for patients with severe hypertension compared with nondrinkers with normal blood pressure, found Dr. Heechoul Ohrr of Yonsei University in Seoul, South Korea, and colleagues. Twelve or more drinks at a time increased risk of dying from cardiovascular causes nearly 13-fold in the presence...Full Story
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