Ethanol and the Cardiovascular System: Friend or Enemy?

Shirpoor, A.R (2017) Ethanol and the Cardiovascular System: Friend or Enemy? Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research.


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Alcohol as an old drug and popular beverage has attracted human interest since the beginning of the recorded history. However, in all societies concurrent with alcohol consumption, scientific debates on its risks and benefits have also been generated and continue to this date ((Kloner and Rezkalla,2007). Because of the major role of cardiovascular disease (CAD) in mortality rates (30% of all global death in 2008, according to the World Health Organization report), the association between alcohol consumption and cardiovascular system disease has attracted more attention from researchers. A large body of studies carried out over the past decades have repeatedly supported a J-shaped curve association between alcohol intake and the relative risk of developing cardiovascular system disease: it was found that at light-tomoderate levels of alcohol intake the risk was lower, but it increased at higher doses (Kloner and Rezkalla,2007 ;Lucas et al.,2005). Recent epidemiologic studies have indicated that light-to-moderate amounts of ethanol reduce cardiov

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Subjects: R Medicine > R Medicine (General)
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Date Deposited: 29 Apr 2018 06:09
Last Modified: 01 Jul 2019 08:55

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