C-reactive protein level partially mediates the relationship between moderate alcohol use and frailty: the Health and Retirement Study

02 Nov 2016Mona Shah, Daniel Paulson

overall findings suggest that inflammation measured by CRP is one mechanism by which moderate alcohol use may confer protective effects for frailty.

Cross-section study
4 effects
8 years
3229 subjects

Reported Outcomes

CausesOutcomeCertainty

Alcohol Beverage risk & protective factor
Alcohol
Beverage

Oxidative stress Lymphatic outcome
Minor decreased risk of Oxidative stress
Lymphatic system

Moderate evidence
-13.6%

Alcohol Beverage risk & protective factor
Alcohol
Beverage

Immune system Lymphatic outcome
Minor decreased risk of Immune system
Lymphatic system

Low evidence
-15.8%

Alcohol Beverage risk & protective factor
Alcohol
Beverage

Sarcopenia Musculoskeletal outcome
Decreased risk of Sarcopenia
Musculoskeletal system

Moderate evidence
-40.1%

Alcohol Beverage risk & protective factor
Alcohol
Beverage

Obesity Musculoskeletal outcome
Minor decreased risk of Obesity
Musculoskeletal system

Low evidence
-3.6%