PMID: 1624276Apr 1, 1992

Cerebrovascular disorders and alcohol intake: preliminary results of a case-control study

Italian Journal of Neurological Sciences
E BeghiI Sanguineti


The role of alcohol as a risk factor for cerebral infarction and hemorrhage has been assesed in 200 middle-aged and elderly stroke patients and 200 controls matched for age, sex and hospital admission date. Computed tomographic brain scans were done in all but 10 of the stroke patients. Alcohol intake was reckoned on the 12 months preceding hospitalization and expressed in grams daily according to a standard nomogram. The Michigan Alcoholism Screening Test was used for the diagnosis of alcoholism. Cerebral infarction was present in 59% of the stroke patients and cerebral hemorrhage in 9%. The role of alcohol as risk factor for stroke proved to be small (Odds Ratio 1.86) and was practically lost after adjustment for the most common risk factors for cerebrovascular disorders (previous strokes, arterial hypertension, diabetes, obesity and hyperlipidemia). Our findings seem to suggest that alcohol is not an independent risk factor for stroke in the middle-aged and elderly. The data are, however, preliminary and are discussed in the light of methological problems.


May 1, 1979·Acta Neurologica Scandinavica·K Lee
May 1, 1978·American Heart Journal·P O EttingerT J Regan
May 26, 1977·The New England Journal of Medicine·A L KlatskyM J Gérard
Nov 1, 1990·Stroke; a Journal of Cerebral Circulation·R MonforteA Urbano-Marquez
Dec 1, 1989·Stroke; a Journal of Cerebral Circulation·C A Camargo
Jun 1, 1989·Stroke; a Journal of Cerebral Circulation·A L KlatskyG D Friedman
Oct 23, 1986·The New England Journal of Medicine·J S GillD G Beevers
Dec 1, 1988·Stroke; a Journal of Cerebral Circulation·L A Weisberg
Aug 4, 1988·The New England Journal of Medicine·M J StampferC H Hennekens
Jan 1, 1986·Stroke; a Journal of Cerebral Circulation·H UeshimaS Asakura
Jan 1, 1985·Stroke; a Journal of Cerebral Circulation·M HillbomH Vapaatalo
Jan 1, 1985·The American Journal of Psychiatry·J R Taylor, T Combs-Orme
Jun 1, 1985·Annals of Internal Medicine·R M LangT Feldman
Aug 1, 1972·British Heart Journal·L GouldR F Gomprecht
Sep 19, 1970·British Medical Journal·C S Mellor
Jun 1, 1971·The American Journal of Psychiatry·M L Selzer
Jun 1, 1966·Neurology·J BalowJ A Resch
Sep 1, 1984·Annals of Neurology·J S MeyerK F Mortel
Jul 1, 1983·Stroke; a Journal of Cerebral Circulation·L R CaplanI D'Cruz
Sep 1, 1983·Stroke; a Journal of Cerebral Circulation·M Hillbom, M Kaste
Aug 12, 1983·JAMA : the Journal of the American Medical Association·W E Laug
Jan 1, 1982·Stroke; a Journal of Cerebral Circulation·H TanakaR Detels
Jan 1, 1981·Clinical and Laboratory Haematology·R A HuttonD H Marjot


Oct 1, 1995·Stroke; a Journal of Cerebral Circulation·H HansagiA Leifman
Sep 1, 1995·Stroke; a Journal of Cerebral Circulation·E BeghiA Bellini
Feb 13, 2003·JAMA : the Journal of the American Medical Association·Kristi ReynoldsBrian L Lewis

Related Concepts

Alcohol Consumption
Alcohol Abuse
Cerebrovascular Occlusion
Nested Case-Control Studies

Trending Feeds


Coronaviruses encompass a large family of viruses that cause the common cold as well as more serious diseases, such as the ongoing outbreak of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19; formally known as 2019-nCoV). Coronaviruses can spread from animals to humans; symptoms include fever, cough, shortness of breath, and breathing difficulties; in more severe cases, infection can lead to death. This feed covers recent research on COVID-19.

Synthetic Genetic Array Analysis

Synthetic genetic arrays allow the systematic examination of genetic interactions. Here is the latest research focusing on synthetic genetic arrays and their analyses.

Congenital Hyperinsulinism

Congenital hyperinsulinism is caused by genetic mutations resulting in excess insulin secretion from beta cells of the pancreas. Here is the latest research.

Neural Activity: Imaging

Imaging of neural activity in vivo has developed rapidly recently with the advancement of fluorescence microscopy, including new applications using miniaturized microscopes (miniscopes). This feed follows the progress in this growing field.

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

Chronic fatigue syndrome is a disease characterized by unexplained disabling fatigue; the pathology of which is incompletely understood. Discover the latest research on chronic fatigue syndrome here.

Epigenetic Memory

Epigenetic memory refers to the heritable genetic changes that are not explained by the DNA sequence. Find the latest research on epigenetic memory here.

Cell Atlas of the Human Eye

Constructing a cell atlas of the human eye will require transcriptomic and histologic analysis over the lifespan. This understanding will aid in the study of development and disease. Find the latest research pertaining to the Cell Atlas of the Human Eye here.

Femoral Neoplasms

Femoral Neoplasms are bone tumors that arise in the femur. Discover the latest research on femoral neoplasms here.

STING Receptor Agonists

Stimulator of IFN genes (STING) are a group of transmembrane proteins that are involved in the induction of type I interferon that is important in the innate immune response. The stimulation of STING has been an active area of research in the treatment of cancer and infectious diseases. Here is the latest research on STING receptor agonists.

Related Papers

Journal of the Neurological Sciences
J A Hall
Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment
G La MonacaJ L Katz
The New England Journal of Medicine
R K Chillar, A L Jackson
Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery, and Psychiatry
E García-Albea
© 2021 Meta ULC. All rights reserved