Alcohol and Coronary Heart Disease in the Seven Countries Study

  • Daan Kromhout
Part of the Developments in Cardiovascular Medicine book series (DICM, volume 243)


Epidemiology has found relationships between alcohol consumption and CHD risk. Many articles have been published on this complex relationship. In a recently published meta analysis, 196 articles on the topic were reviewed, showing that the relationship would depend on the amount of alcohol consumed, on gender and on geographical area (1). Despite the wealth of available data, important questions remain about the health effects of the patterns of drinking and about a possible protective effect of substances, other than alcohol, in red wine (2).


Coronary Heart Disease Alcohol Consumption Alcohol Intake Country Study Italian Cohort 
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