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Alcohol and Cardiovascular Disease
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Does statin use modify potential beneficial effects of moderate alcohol consumption on cardiovascular risk? (Nov 2022)

Alcohol and cardiovascular diseases—consumption pattern and dose (Oct 2022)

Meta-analysis of alcohol consumption and venous thromboembolism (Sep 2022)

Red wine improves cardiovascular function and oxidative stress of the hypertensive-SHR and diabetic-STZ rats (Sep 2022)

Moderate alcohol use is associated with reduced cardiovascular risk in middle-aged men (Sep 2022)

Longitudinal associations between alcohol intake and arterial stiffness, pressure wave reflection, and inflammation (Jun 2022)

Alcohol consumption and arterial stiffness (Mar 2022)

The intake of flavonoids, stilbenes, and tyrosols is associated with lower carotid and femoral subclinical atherosclerosis and coronary calcium (Mar 2022)

Dietary patterns, dietary nutrients and cardiovascular disease (Jan 2022)
Alcohol consumption and cardiovascular outcomes in patients with nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (Jan 2022)
Alcohol consumption in relation to cardiovascular and non-cardiovascular mortality in an elderly male Chinese (Dec 2021)
Moderate dose alcohol protects against serum amyloid protein A1-induced endothelial dysfunction (Oct 2021)
Alcohol’s impact on the cardiovascular system (Oct 2021)
Associations of alcohol consumption with cardiovascular disease-related proteomic biomarkers (July 2021)
Meta-analysis of alcohol consumption and venous thromboembolism (Mar 2021)
Moderate consumption of beer and its effects on cardiovascular and metabolic health (Mar 2021)
Can avoiding inflammatory foods lower CVD and stroke risk? (Dec 2020)
Protective lifestyle behaviours and lipoprotein particle subclass profiles in a middle-to older-aged population (Dec 2020)
Changing dietary approaches to prevent cardiovascular disease (Dec 2020)
Is “ideal cardiovascular health” more common among consumers of wine than among drinkers of other beverages? (Dec 2020)
The alcohol–high-density lipoprotein athero-protective axis (Sep 2020)
Is drinking alcohol really linked to cardiovascular health? Evidence from the Kardiovize 2030 Project (Oct 2020)
The effect of smoking on the association between long-term alcohol consumption and dyslipidemia in a middle-aged and older population (Aug 2020)
A meta-analysis of the effects of beer consumption on cardiovascular health (July 2020)
Urinary Ethyl glucuronide as measure of alcohol consumption and risk of cardiovascular disease (June 2020)
Alcohol consumption and risk for venous thromboembolism: a meta-analysis of prospective studies (June 2020)
Differences in evaluating confounding in epidemiologic studies when judging the effects of alcohol consumption on the risk of cardiovascular disease (May 2020)

Alcohol consumption in relation to carotid subclinical atherosclerosis and its progression (May 2020)

The effect of alcohol on cardiovascular risk factors: Is there new information? (May 2020)
Resveratrol and its dimers ε-viniferin and δ-viniferin in red wine protect vascular endothelial cells (March 2020)
Association between alcohol consumption and atherosclerosis in smoking and non-smoking men (March 2020)
The protective effect of alcohol consumption on the incidence of cardiovascular diseases: is it real? (Jan 2020)
Alcohol consumers have a more favourable multisystem physiologic risk score as measured by allostatic load (Oct 2019)
Red wine consumption and cardiovascular health (Oct 2019)
Alcohol consumption and risk of cardiovascular disease, cancer and mortality (Aug 2019)
Light to moderate alcohol consumption is associated with an enzyme that may be protective for cardiovascular disease (Jan 2019)
Alcohol and ideal cardiovascular health: The multi-ethnic study of atherosclerosis (Dec 2018)
Light alcohol consumption is associated with less subclinical cardiovascular organ damage in Koreans (Oct 2018)
Moderate beer intake and cardiovascular health in overweight individuals (Oct 2018)
Beer, wine consumption, and 10-year CVD incidence: the ATTICA study (Oct 2018)
Risk-based alcohol drinking level, cardiovascular risk factors and the 10-year cardiovascular disease risk scores (Jun 2018)
Effect of wine on carotid atherosclerosis in type 2 diabetes (Mar 2018)

Alcohol and CV Health: Jekyll and Hyde J-Curves (Mar 2018)

Alcohol Consumption and Risks for Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus and Cardiovascular Disease in Men and Women (Mar 2018)
Association between a healthy lifestyle score and the risk of cardiovascular disease in the SUN cohort (Mar 2018)
The impact of long-term moderate and heavy alcohol consumption on incident atherosclerosis among persons living with HIV (Jan 2018)
Life course socioeconomic position, alcohol drinking patterns in midlife, and cardiovascular mortality (Jan 2018)
The protective role of low-concentration alcohol in high-fructose induced adverse cardiovascular events in mice (Dec 2017)
Wine and cardiovascular health: A comprehensive review (Nov 2017)
Consumption of alcohol and cardiovascular disease mortality (Oct 2017)
Associations between alcohol consumption and cardio-metabolic risk factors in young adults (Oct 2017)
Low dose of alcohol attenuates pro-atherosclerotic activity of thrombin (Oct 2017)
Meta-analysis of the association between alcohol consumption and abdominal aortic aneurysm (Oct 2017)
Moderate alcohol consumption and atherosclerosis (Sep 2017)

Ingesting a small amount of beer reduces arterial stiffness in healthy humans (Sep 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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