Wine and polyphenols related to platelet aggregation and atherothrombosis.

  title={Wine and polyphenols related to platelet aggregation and atherothrombosis.},
  author={J C Ruf},
  journal={Drugs under experimental and clinical research},
  volume={25 2-3},
  • J C Ruf
  • Published 1999 in Drugs under experimental and clinical research
Epidemiological studies have demonstrated an inverse correlation between moderate wine and alcohol consumption and morbidity and mortality from coronary heart disease (CHD). This protective effect has been associated with an increase in the plasma level of high density lipoprotein (HDL)-cholesterol, as it is well known that plasma HDL is inversely correlated with CHD. In addition, it has become evident that blood platelets contribute to the rate of development of atherosclerosis and CHD through… CONTINUE READING


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