Alcohol consumption and incident cardiovascular disease: not just one unifying hypothesis.

  title={Alcohol consumption and incident cardiovascular disease: not just one unifying hypothesis.},
  author={David Conen},
  journal={European heart journal},
  volume={36 15},
  • D. Conen
  • Published 14 April 2015
  • Medicine
  • European heart journal
This editorial refers to ‘Alcohol consumption and risk of heart failure: the Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities Study’, by A. Goncalves et al. on page doi:10.1093/eurheartj/ehu514 The occurrence of cardiovascular disease (CVD) events remains the number one cause of death worldwide.1,2 Therefore, the definition of potentially modifiable targets to reduce the incidence of CVD remains a key public health priority. While excessive alcohol consumption is a major contributor to the occurrence of… 
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