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September 1974

Relationship of Serum Lipid Concentrations to Alcohol Consumption

Author Affiliations

From the Center for Research in Diseases of the Heart, Circulation, and Related Disorders, Department of Epidemiology, School of Public Health, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.

Arch Intern Med. 1974;134(3):451-456. doi:10.1001/archinte.1974.00320210061008

Frequency of alcohol ingestion was significantly and independently related to concentrations of serum triglyceride (P<1%) and cholesterol (P<5%) among the 202 apparently healthy men from 30 through 69 years of age in a random sample of participants in the Tecumseh epidemiological study. All men were studied under standard fasting conditions. Age, adiposity, glucose tolerance, serum insulin response, dietary habits, and lipid concentrations were accounted for in the analysis.