Antihypertensive effect of alcohol in spontaneously hypertensive rats.

Abstract

The influence of ethanol (alcohol) consumption on blood pressure during and after the development of hypertension was examined by using spontaneously hypertensive rats (SHR) and stroke-prone SHR (SHRSP). Normotensive Wistar-Kyoto (WKY) rats were also used for comparison. Substituting alcohol (5-20%) for drinking water at 1 month of age retarded the age… (More)

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