Influence of pattern of drinking on cardiovascular disease and cardiovascular risk factors--a review.

@article{Puddey1999InfluenceOP,
  title={Influence of pattern of drinking on cardiovascular disease and cardiovascular risk factors--a review.},
  author={Ian B Puddey and Valentina Rakic and Simon B Dimmitt and Lawrence J Beilin},
  journal={Addiction},
  year={1999},
  volume={94 5},
  pages={
          649-63
        }
}
There is an established inverse relationship between the regular light consumption of alcohol (5-10 g/day) and the incidence of coronary artery disease (CAD). This association has several biologically plausible mechanisms with dose-dependent effects of alcohol to increase HDL cholesterol, lower plasma fibrinogen and inhibit platelet aggregation. However, such a protective effect against atheroma cannot be considered in isolation from known adverse effects on blood pressure and triglycerides or… CONTINUE READING
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