Table 4

Drinking patterns and blood lipid levels among drinkers

Wine onlyOther beverages*Wine+other beverages†
Blood lipidsmeanSEmeanSEmeanSEp
*All types of beverages except wine; †all types of beverages; ‡adjusted for hypolipidaemic drugs, centre and total alcohol consumption; §adjusted for antihypertensive, antidiabetic, hypolipidaemic drugs, centre, age, waist to hip ratio, smoking, systolic blood pressure, years of schooling, physical activity and total alcohol consumption; ¶performed after log transformation.
Menn=203n=103n=1031
    HDL cholesterol (mmol/l)A‡1.350.031.230.041.340.02<0.05
1.290.041.210.041.300.03NS
    Triglycerides (mmol/l)¶A1.310.041.490.051.260.03<0.01
B1.410.051.550.061.340.04<0.01
Womenn=241n=124n=607
    HDL cholesterol (mmol/l)A1.660.031.550.051.680.03<0.05
B1.530.051.510.061.580.05NS
    Triglycerides (mmol/l)¶A1.020.031.030.040.980.02NS
B1.040.041.010.051.000.04NS