Moderate alcohol consumption and lower levels of inflammatory markers in US men and women.

@article{Pai2006ModerateAC,
  title={Moderate alcohol consumption and lower levels of inflammatory markers in US men and women.},
  author={Jennifer Pai and Susan E. Hankinson and Ravi I. Thadhani and N M El Rifai and Tobias Pischon and Eric B. Rimm},
  journal={Atherosclerosis},
  year={2006},
  volume={186 1},
  pages={113-20}
}
OBJECTIVE Moderate alcohol consumption is associated with substantially lower risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD). We assessed the relationship between alcohol intake and inflammatory markers to partially explain this beneficial effect. METHODS AND RESULTS From two large prospective studies, we sampled 959 healthy male and 473 healthy female health professionals with reported alcohol intake. Markers of inflammation were soluble tumor necrosis factor-alpha receptors 1 and 2 (sTNF-R1 and sTNF… CONTINUE READING
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