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Beneficial effect of moderate alcohol consumption on vascular disease: myth or reality?
J R Soc Promot Health 2000; 120(1):11-5JR

Abstract

Moderate ethanol consumption (1-3 drinks/day on 5-6 days/week) has a favourable effect on vascular disease-related mortality and morbidity [especially ischaemic heart disease (IHD)]. This cardioprotective effect may be due to significant effects on cardiovascular risk factors such as high density cholesterol (HDL) concentration (HDL protects from IHD) and an inhibition of platelet aggregation (increased platelet aggregability predicts coronary events). In contrast, alcoholics and problem drinkers have an excess of IHD-related, and possibly stroke-related, mortality. Excessive alcohol intake may raise the blood pressure. Prolonged alcohol abuse can also result in alcoholic heart muscle disease. Alcohol is the major cause of non-ischaemic cardiomyopathy in Western society. Although there is a widespread belief that red wine protects more than other alcoholic beverages, several studies do not support this interpretation.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Dept. of Molecular Pathology & Clinical Biochemistry, Royal Free, London, UK.No affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article
Review

Language

eng

PubMed ID

10918777

Citation

Papadakis, J A., et al. "Beneficial Effect of Moderate Alcohol Consumption On Vascular Disease: Myth or Reality?" The Journal of the Royal Society for the Promotion of Health, vol. 120, no. 1, 2000, pp. 11-5.
Papadakis JA, Ganotakis ES, Mikhailidis DP. Beneficial effect of moderate alcohol consumption on vascular disease: myth or reality? J R Soc Promot Health. 2000;120(1):11-5.
Papadakis, J. A., Ganotakis, E. S., & Mikhailidis, D. P. (2000). Beneficial effect of moderate alcohol consumption on vascular disease: myth or reality? The Journal of the Royal Society for the Promotion of Health, 120(1), pp. 11-5.
Papadakis JA, Ganotakis ES, Mikhailidis DP. Beneficial Effect of Moderate Alcohol Consumption On Vascular Disease: Myth or Reality. J R Soc Promot Health. 2000;120(1):11-5. PubMed PMID: 10918777.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Beneficial effect of moderate alcohol consumption on vascular disease: myth or reality? AU - Papadakis,J A, AU - Ganotakis,E S, AU - Mikhailidis,D P, PY - 2000/8/5/pubmed PY - 2000/8/19/medline PY - 2000/8/5/entrez SP - 11 EP - 5 JF - The journal of the Royal Society for the Promotion of Health JO - J R Soc Promot Health VL - 120 IS - 1 N2 - Moderate ethanol consumption (1-3 drinks/day on 5-6 days/week) has a favourable effect on vascular disease-related mortality and morbidity [especially ischaemic heart disease (IHD)]. This cardioprotective effect may be due to significant effects on cardiovascular risk factors such as high density cholesterol (HDL) concentration (HDL protects from IHD) and an inhibition of platelet aggregation (increased platelet aggregability predicts coronary events). In contrast, alcoholics and problem drinkers have an excess of IHD-related, and possibly stroke-related, mortality. Excessive alcohol intake may raise the blood pressure. Prolonged alcohol abuse can also result in alcoholic heart muscle disease. Alcohol is the major cause of non-ischaemic cardiomyopathy in Western society. Although there is a widespread belief that red wine protects more than other alcoholic beverages, several studies do not support this interpretation. SN - 1466-4240 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/10918777/Beneficial_effect_of_moderate_alcohol_consumption_on_vascular_disease:_myth_or_reality L2 - https://medlineplus.gov/alcohol.html DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -