Alcohol consumption and the risk of stroke in middle-aged and older adults in China

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'China in Focus' Seminar Series, a La Trobe Asia initiative

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Date:
Thursday 29 April 2021 01:00 pm until Thursday 29 April 2021 02:00 pm (Add to calendar)
Contact:
La Trobe Asia
asia@latrobe.edu.au
Presented by:
La Trobe Asia
Type of Event:
Seminar/Workshop/Training; Public

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Alcohol consumption and the risk of stroke in middle-aged and older adults in China

Dr Heng (Jason) Jiang, Health Economist and Epidemiologist at the Centre for Alcohol Policy Research (CAPR), School of Psychology and Public Health, La Trobe University

In China, there are 2.4 million new stroke cases annually and 11 million stroke survivors at any one time. Alcohol consumption is a potential risk factor for stroke, however the relationship between alcohol consumption and stroke risk is both complex and controversial.

In this study we examined correlations of alcohol consumption with the prevalence of stroke in over 113,000 adults aged 40 years and over, and found light to moderate alcohol consumption may be protective against all and ischemic stroke in China. However, heavy alcohol consumption significantly increased the risk for all stroke among people lived in less-developed regions in China, and a targeted public health policy of controlling heavy drinking may help to reduce stroke burden due to alcohol use in the less-developed regions.

The 'China in Focus' seminar series will highlight China related research at La Trobe University from all disciplines, allowing conversation and analysis on specialised topics with academics and experts.

You can choose to join us for one, two or more seminars on China.

Each seminar will have a 45 min presentation followed by 15 min Q&A.

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