Alcoholic drinks: Important triggers for asthma

27 Mar 2000Hassan Vally, BSc (Hons), Nicholas de Klerk, PhD, Philip J. Thompson, FRACP

lcoholic drinks, and particularly wines, appear to be important triggers for asthmatic responses. Sensitivity to the sulfite additives in wines seems likely to play an important role in many of these reactions. Sensitivities of individuals to salicylates present in wines may also play a role.

Cross-section study
2 effects
1 year
1500 subjects

Reported Outcomes

CausesOutcomeCertainty

Red Wine Beverage risk & protective factor
Red Wine
Beverage

Asthma Attack Respiratory outcome
Minor increase risk of Asthma Attack
Respiratory system

Low evidence
3.0%

White wine Beverage risk & protective factor
White wine
Beverage

Asthma Attack Respiratory outcome
Minor increase risk of Asthma Attack
Respiratory system

Low evidence
3.0%