The first chapters look at 4 cross-sectional studies on aortis
stiffness and whether it is affected by alcohol consumption.
The increase of good HDL cholesterol by moderate alcohol consumption
is looked at in chapter 4 along with alcohols role in reverse
cholesterol transport (whereby cholesterol is taken to the liver
for disposal as bile acids.)
Chapter 6 gives results of the first randomised diet control trial
on inflammatory factors and C-reactive protein (CRP) (linked with
inflammation) and why it decreases with moderate alcohol consumption.
Diabetes, especially type 2 diabetes and alcohol are covered in
chapter 9 and finally the fibrinolytic effects of moderate consumption
A conclusion incorporates a general discussion of the findings
and suggests future research topics.