Self-reported alcohol intake is a better estimate of 5-year change in blood pressure than biochemical markers in low resource settings: the PURE study.

@article{Zatu2014SelfreportedAI,
  title={Self-reported alcohol intake is a better estimate of 5-year change in blood pressure than biochemical markers in low resource settings: the PURE study.},
  author={Mandlenkosi C. Zatu and Johannes M. van Rooyen and Du Toit Loots and Edelweiss Wentzel-Viljoen and Minrie Greeff and Aletta E. Schutte},
  journal={Journal of hypertension},
  year={2014},
  volume={32 4},
  pages={
          749-55
        }
}
BACKGROUND Despite criticism of self-reported alcohol intake, it is a valuable tool to screen for alcohol abuse as a risk factor for cardiovascular disease. We aimed to compare various self-reported estimates of alcohol use with γ-glutamyltransferase (GGT) and percentage carbohydrate deficient transferrin (%CDT) considering their relationship with blood pressure changes (%BP) over a 5-year period in black South Africans. METHOD We recruited 1994 participants and collected 5-year followed up… CONTINUE READING
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