Is there a sufficient evidence for cardioprotective effects of mild wine consumption on cardiovascular diseases?

Authors: M. Táborský;  P. Ošťádal;  M. Petřek;  P. Heinc;  J. Václavík;  M. Lazárová;  J. Vítovec
Published in: Kardiol Rev Int Med 2010, 12(4): 192-196
Category: Angiological Symposium


Mild alcohol consumption decreases cardiovascular morbidity and mortality as well as it reduces total mortality. Although regular intake of any type of alcoholic beverage appears to have positive influence on health, additional benefits are thought to be associated with wine, particularly red wine. The beneficial effect of wine is ascribed to the presence of ethanol and phenolic substances. This overview is dedicated to epidemiology of coronary artery disease (CAD) and wine consumption, as well as the underlying mechanisms of the biological effects of wine compounds on CAD.

wine – ethyl alcohol – antioxidants – flavonoids


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