Section last updated: June 5, 2017
Alcohol and Cardiovascular Disease
red arrow HEART ATTACK - last updated Mar 2017)
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red arrow ISFAR Critique 198: A study of alcohol and cardiovascular disease based on “Big Data,” linked electronic medical records from the population (April 2017)
Alcohol and red wine consumption, but not fruit, vegetables, fish or dairy products, are associated with less endothelial dysfunction and less low-grade inflammation (May 2017)
Protective effect of homovanillyl alcohol on cardiovascular disease and total mortality: virgin olive oil, wine, and catechol-methylathion (May 2017)
Postprandial effects of wine consumption on platelet activating factor metabolic enzymes (April 2017)
A person-centred, developmental perspective on the link between alcohol consumption and cardiovascular events (Jan 2017)
Does physical activity moderate the association between alcohol drinking and all-cause, cancer and cardiovascular diseases mortality (Oct 2016)
A new study on the mechanisms of alcohol’s effects on health and disease (Sept 2016)
Alcohol consumption and cardiovascular diseases in rural China (Sept 2016)
Alcohol intake during middle age and later atherosclerosis (August 2016)
Alcohol consumption and cardiovascular diseases in rural China (May 2016)
Alcohol consumption and risk of coronary artery disease (May 2016)
Modelling the impact of alcohol consumption on cardiovascular disease mortality (May 2016)
Critique 181: Support for a causal role of alcohol consumption in improving the lipid profile (Feb 2016)
International Alliance for Responsible Drinking review on Alcohol and Cardiovascular health (Jan 2016)
Alcohol consumption and venous thromboembolism: friend or foe?(Jan 2016)
New insights into the role of nutrition in CVD prevention - (Jul 2015)
Moderate wine consumption is associated with lower hemostatic and inflammatory risk factors over 8 years (Sep 2014)
Harmful and beneficial relationships between alcohol consumption and subclinical atherosclerosis (Sep 2014)
Impact of chronic low to moderate alcohol consumption on blood lipid and heart energy profile in acetaldehyde dehydrogenase 2-deficient mice (Aug 2014)
Alcohol consumption, specific alcoholic beverages, and abdominal aortic aneurysm (Aug 2014)
A Mendelian randomization assessment of alcohol and cardiovascular disease(Jul 2014)
Alcohol and cardiovascular health: the dose makes the poison…or the remedy (May 2014)
Binge drinking impairs endothelial function in young people (Oct 2013)

Drinking beer improves arterial function, Greek study finds (Aug 2013)

Wine polyphenols add to the protection of alcohol against cardiovascular disease (Aug 2013)
Joint associations of alcohol consumption and physical activity with all-cause and cardiovascular mortality (June 2013)
Primary prevention of cardiovascular disease with a Mediterranean Diet (Mar 2013)
Frequency of alcohol consumption and cardiovascular risk factors: implications for drinking guidelines (Jan 2013)
Study explores cardiovascular benefits of wine versus vodka (November 2012)

Alcohol consumption and cardiovascular disease incidence in men with and without hypertension: the Suita study (Sep 2012)

Alcohol and cardiovascular disease risk – Scandinavian research (Sep 2012)

Towns with very low mortality due to ischemic heart disease in Spain (May 2012)
Impact of a healthy lifestyle on all-cause and cardiovascular mortality after stroke (Feb 2012) 
Is it the alcohol or the polyphenols in red wine (or both) that decrease cardiovascular disease in wine drinkers?  (Feb 2012)
Mediterranean-style diet and risk of ischemic stroke, myocardial infarction, and vascular death: the Northern Manhattan Study (Jan 2012)
Alcohol consumption and outcome in stable outpatients with peripheral artery disease (Jan 2012)
Similar effects of beer and wine on the risk of cardiovascular disease and of total mortality (Jan 2012)
Differences in effects on atherosclerosis of regular moderate drinking (Dec 2011)

Red wine prevents the postprandial increase in plasma cholesterol oxidation products: a pilot study (Sept 2011)

A review of interventional studies in humans showing effects of alcohol on risk factors for cardiovascular disease (May 2011)
Alcohol consumption and cardiovascular risk factors in older lifelong wine drinkers (April 2011)
Beer, Mediterranean diet and cardiovascular disease (Jan 2011)
Cardiovascular benefits of alcohol linked to notch molecule (Jan 2011)
Alcohol consumption and cardiovascular risk: mechanisms of action and epidemiologic perspectives
High-density lipoprotein subclasses are a potential intermediary between alcohol intake and reduced risk of cardiovascular disease (Aug 2010)
Cardiovascular and overall  mortality risk in relation to alcohol consumption in patients with cardiovascular disease (Aug 2010)
Alcohol consumption and cardiovascular risk: mechanisms of action and epidemiological perspectives (Jun 2010)
Alcohol consumption and risk of cardiovascular disease among hypertensive women (Jun 2010)
Alcohol consumption and mortality in patients with cardiovascular disease (Jun 2010)
Alcohol and cardiovascular mortality-  Common sense and scientific truth (Jun 2010)
Long-term wine consumption is related to cardiovascular mortality and life expectancy independently of moderate alcohol intake
Genetics can mediate vulnerability to alcohol’s effects during pregnancy
Support network may play role in benefits of drinking - Heart risks are found to be less pronounced in highly social men
Alcohol consumption and n-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids in healthy men and women from 3 European populations
Alcohol drinking and cardiovascular risk in a population with high mean alcohol consumption
Alcohol's impact on heart and stroke risk may differ for men and women
Teetotallers who begin to drink reduce their risk of cardiovascular disease
More on red wine’s healthfulness By Harvey E. Finkel, M.D
SUMMARY PAPER - Alcohol and cardiovascular diseases: A historical review and 2005 updateBy Arthur L. Klatsky
Alcohol and cardiovascular diseases: A historical review and 2005 update By Arthur L. Klatsky
The combined influence of leisure-time physical activity and weekly alcohol intake on fatal ischaemic heart disease and all-cause mortality
Wine,alcohol and cardiovascular risk: an epidemiological perspective presented by G. de Gaetano at Winehealth 2007
Does moderate drinking lower risk of heart failure?
A Mediterranean diet, red wine and haemostatic cardiovascular risk factors
In light drinkers, a moderate increase in Consumption may lower the risk of CVD
Moderate drinking and cardiovascular health
Alcohol consumption and risk of heart failure in the Physicians' health study
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