Effect of moderate alcohol consumption on parameters of reverse cholesterol transport in postmenopausal women.

@article{Sierksma2004EffectOM,
  title={Effect of moderate alcohol consumption on parameters of reverse cholesterol transport in postmenopausal women.},
  author={Aafje Sierksma and Susanne H. F. Vermunt and Inge M. Lankhuizen and Martijn S van der Gaag and Leo M Scheek and Diederick E. Grobbee and Arie van Tol and Henk F. J. Hendriks},
  journal={Alcoholism, clinical and experimental research},
  year={2004},
  volume={28 4},
  pages={662-6}
}
BACKGROUND Alcohol consumption is associated with increased high-density lipoprotein (HDL) cholesterol levels. One of the main antiatherogenic functions of HDL is reverse cholesterol transport. Three early steps of reverse cholesterol transport are (1) cellular cholesterol efflux, (2) plasma cholesterol esterification (EST), and (3) cholesteryl ester transfer (CET) to apolipoprotein B-containing lipoproteins. Our previous study in healthy middle-aged men showed that moderate alcohol consumption… CONTINUE READING