Prevention of cardiovascular risk by moderate alcohol consumption: Epidemiologic evidence and plausible mechanisms

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Abstract

An inverse association between moderate alcohol intake and cardiovascular risk, in particular coronary disease and ischemic stroke, has been shown in many epidemiologic studies. In addition, several other diseases are also known to occur less frequently in moderate drinkers than in non-drinkers, whereas excess of drinking is invariably harmful. However, some concern has been recently raised about the possibility that at all dosages the harm of alcohol could overcome its beneficial effects. We present here the epidemiologic and mechanistic evidence to support the protective effect of moderate alcohol intake against cardiovascular disease and all-cause mortality.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)291-297
Number of pages7
JournalInternal and Emergency Medicine
Volume5
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2010

Keywords

  • Alcohol
  • Total mortality
  • Vascular risk
  • Wine

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Emergency Medicine
  • Internal Medicine

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