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Is alcohol anti-inflammatory in the context of coronary heart disease?
  1. M de Lorgeril,
  2. P Salen
  1. Laboratoire Nutrition, Vieillissement et Maladies Cardiovasculaires (NVMCV), Université Joseph Fourier, Grenoble, France
  1. Correspondence to:
    Dr Michel de Lorgeril
    NVMCV, UFR de Médecine et Pharmacie, Domaine de la Merci, 38706 La Tronche (Grenoble), France; michel.delorgerilujf-grenoble.fr

Abstract

Although the cardioprotective effect of alcohol has been primarily explained by its effect on blood lipids and platelets, could an anti-inflammatory mechanism be involved?

  • C reactive protein
  • alcohol
  • coronary heart disease
  • ethanol
  • inflammation
  • CHD, coronary heart disease
  • CRP, C reactive protein
  • HDL, high density lipoprotein
  • LDL, low density lipoprotein
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