Moderate Alcohol Consumption and Coronary Heart Disease

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Moderate Alcohol Consumption and Coronary Heart Disease Alcohol is a depressant that affects the central nervous system. Alcohol-related automobile accidents are the leading cause of death among Americans 15 to 24 years old. Studies have shown that moderate alcohol consumption protects against coronary heart disease (CHD), but there is a debate about whether type of alcoholic beverage would differ in effect of reducing CHD. Most earlier studies have been conducted with wine because of its suggested benefits. However, recent studies have shown protective effects may be due to the ethanol itself, rather than wine’s other components. Relatively few investigations have been able to compare the effects of different types of drinks on CHD risk within the same population. The purpose of this studies was to test the relation between alcohol consumption from various alcoholic sources and the CHD risk in a large case-control study in Germany. Subjects were collected between October 1996 and November 1997. The case
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This note was uploaded on 04/07/2008 for the course NUT 12 taught by Professor Applegate during the Winter '08 term at UC Davis.

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