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Indian Journal of Pathology and Oncology

Original article: Effect of Moderate consumption of Alcohol on Hematologic Profile of Indian Men

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Author Details: Navin Patel, Asha Gunjaliya, Harshid L Patel

Volume : 3

Issue : 2

Online ISSN : 2394-6792

Print ISSN : 2394-6784

Article First Page : 191

Article End Page : 193


Background: Alcoholism is a major public health problem. Consumption of excessive amount of alcohol for longer duration of period lead to development of various health related issues including hypertension, coronary heart disease  and digestive system related disease.
Objective: The aim of this study is to demonstrate effect of alcohol consumption on complete blood count(CBC).
Materials and Methods: The present cross sectional study is conducted at Kesarsal medical college, Ahmedabad. We select  thirty(30) young age  men between 20-40 year of age group  with history of daily 2 to 3 units of alcohol intake/day for the past 1 to 3 years duration. Another thirty(30) men having same age of first(case) group, who were alcohol abstainers, served as controls. Hematological parameters of both groups were measured by using medonic (merck) Automated Hematology Analyzer. Data were presented as means±SD, and analyzed using the online student T-test.
Results: Mean corpuscular volume(MCV) value is found to be raised in case group 92±8 fl as compared to control 85±4 fl.The mean platelet concentration is found to be low 213±68( x 103/LL) as compared to control group 213±68( x 103/LL).
Conclusion: From our study we conclude that drinking of alcohol even for a short or moderate duration can affect various hematological parameter like platelet count and mean corpuscular volume(MCV).

Key Words:
Alcohol; Moderate; Short-Term; Complete blood count