Alcohol consumption and cardiovascular disease: differential effects in France and Northern Ireland. The PRIME study.

@article{MarquesVidal2004AlcoholCA,
  title={Alcohol consumption and cardiovascular disease: differential effects in France and Northern Ireland. The PRIME study.},
  author={Pedro M. Marques-Vidal and Mich{\`e}le Montaye and Dominique Arveiler and Alun Evans and Annie Bingham and J B Ruidavets and Philippe Amouyel and Bernadette Haas and John W. G. Yarnell and Pierre Ducimeti{\`e}re and Jean Ferri{\`e}res},
  journal={European journal of cardiovascular prevention and rehabilitation : official journal of the European Society of Cardiology, Working Groups on Epidemiology & Prevention and Cardiac Rehabilitation and Exercise Physiology},
  year={2004},
  volume={11 4},
  pages={336-43}
}
BACKGROUND The effects of wine and other alcoholic beverages on coronary heart disease (CHD) have seldom been studied in several countries using a common methodology. DESIGN Five-year prospective study conducted among 9750 men (7352 in France and 2398 in Northern Ireland) free of CHD at entry. Outcomes were angina pectoris, myocardial infarction or CHD death. RESULTS In all, 90% of subjects in France reported drinking at least once per week, versus 61% in Northern Ireland. In France, after… CONTINUE READING