Vascular effects of alcoholic beverages: is it only alcohol that matters?

  title={Vascular effects of alcoholic beverages: is it only alcohol that matters?},
  author={Flavio D Fuchs},
  volume={45 5},
The relationship between alcoholic beverage consumption and cardiovascular disease is complex and not fully elucidated. The idea that drinking moderately protects against coronary heart disease prevails among physicians and the public at large. There are 218 reviews in MedLine under the search terms “coronary heart disease alcohol,” limited to title and abstract, almost all asserting that the consumption of moderate amounts of alcoholic beverages is beneficial for cardiovascular health. Wine is… CONTINUE READING
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