Cardioprotection with alcohol: role of both alcohol and polyphenolic antioxidants.

  title={Cardioprotection with alcohol: role of both alcohol and polyphenolic antioxidants.},
  author={Motoaki Sato and Nilanjana Maulik and Dipak Kumar Das},
  journal={Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences},
Both epidemiological and experimental studies indicate that mild-to-moderate alcohol consumption is associated with a reduced incidence of mortality and morbidity from coronary heart disease. The consumption of wine, particularly red wine, imparts a greater benefit in the prevention of coronary heart disease than the consumption of other alcoholic beverages. The cardioprotective effects of red wine have been attributed to several polyphenolic antioxidants including resveratrol and… CONTINUE READING
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