Long-term Effects of Alcohol Consumption in Male and Female Rats

  title={Long-term Effects of Alcohol Consumption in Male and Female Rats},
  author={Mariann R. Piano and David L. Geenen and Dorie W. Schwertz and Shamim A. K. Chowdhury and Milina Yuzhakova},
  journal={Cardiovascular Toxicology},
Discrepancies exist regarding potential sex differences in the effects of ethanol on the myocardium. Therefore, the aims of this study were to determine if long-term ethanol consumption was associated with the development of a dilated cardiomyopathy (CM) in female rats and, second, to determine if the absence of ovarian hormones modulated this effect. Adult male and female (n = 6–8/group) sham-operated and ovariectomized (OVX) Sprague–Dawley rats received the Lieber DeCarli ethanol-containing… CONTINUE READING
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