Alcohol consumption and metabolic syndrome.

  title={Alcohol consumption and metabolic syndrome.},
  author={Naoki Fujita and Yoshiyuki Takei},
  journal={Nihon Arukoru Yakubutsu Igakkai zasshi = Japanese journal of alcohol studies & drug dependence},
  volume={45 3},
Drinking excessive amounts of alcohol regularly for years is toxic to almost every tissue of the body. On the other hand, epidemiological and clinical evidence shows that light-to-moderate drinking is associated with a reduced risk of coronary heart disease, total and ischemic stroke, and mortality. In the past two decades, metabolic syndrome, the combination of obesity, hypertension, dyslipidemia and hyperglycemia, are all also recognized as major cardiovascular risk factors, has given rise to… CONTINUE READING