Relation between alcohol consumption and C-reactive protein levels in the adult US population.

@article{Stewart2002RelationBA,
  title={Relation between alcohol consumption and C-reactive protein levels in the adult US population.},
  author={Scott Hallam Stewart and Arch G. Mainous and Greg Gilbert},
  journal={The Journal of the American Board of Family Practice},
  year={2002},
  volume={15 6},
  pages={
          437-42
        }
}
BACKGROUND Moderate alcohol consumption has been linked to a decreased risk of cardiovascular death. Systemic inflammation as indicated by elevated levels of C-reactive protein might play a role in this relation. METHODS To evaluate the association of alcohol consumption with C-reactive protein, we analyzed the findings of the Third National Health and Nutrition Examination, a population-based survey representing the noninstitutionalized US population. Participants were aged 17 and older (n… CONTINUE READING
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