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[Moderate alcohol drinking and coronary heart disease--what are the most prudent recommendations for the public?].

Abstract

The author reviews some epidemiological evidence for the association between moderate alcohol drinking and lower risk for coronary heart disease (CHD). The argument being that the epidemiological evidence does not necessarily mean that alcohol itself is responsible for the lower risk, and describes lifestyle factors that might have influence on the association and make alcohol's role incidental and not causal. In addition, it illustrates the reasons for the fact that the "French Paradox" cannot be explained solely by alcohol use, and emphasizes that there is no consensus to say that alcohol consumption in moderation is protective or that a certain type of alcoholic beverage is protective. However, in case alcohol has some role in the inhibition of the development of CHD, the author describes possible biological mechanisms that might suggest paths to explain the apparent protective effects of alcohol. The article deals with the balance between alcohol's beneficial and harmful effects on health and provides recommendations for the public concerning alcohol use and CHD.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Israel Society for the Prevention of Alcoholism, Ramat-Gan.

Source

Harefuah 140:7 2001 Jul pg 668-71, 677

MeSH

Alcohol Drinking
Angina Pectoris
Coronary Disease
Humans
Israel
Myocardial Infarction
Wine

Pub Type(s)

English Abstract
Journal Article
Review

Language

heb

PubMed ID

11481979

Citation

Weiss, S. "[Moderate Alcohol Drinking and Coronary Heart Disease--what Are the Most Prudent Recommendations for the Public?]." Harefuah, vol. 140, no. 7, 2001, pp. 668-71, 677.
Weiss S. [Moderate alcohol drinking and coronary heart disease--what are the most prudent recommendations for the public?]. Harefuah. 2001;140(7):668-71, 677.
Weiss, S. (2001). [Moderate alcohol drinking and coronary heart disease--what are the most prudent recommendations for the public?]. Harefuah, 140(7), pp. 668-71, 677.
Weiss S. [Moderate Alcohol Drinking and Coronary Heart Disease--what Are the Most Prudent Recommendations for the Public?]. Harefuah. 2001;140(7):668-71, 677. PubMed PMID: 11481979.
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