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Alcohol: No cardio-protective benefit for overweight adults?

11 de dezembro de 20121min13

doi: 10.1111/j.1753-6405.2012.00958.x
Tim Lobstein, Mike Daube

Alcohol increases the risk of most chronic diseases with the exception of a reported cardio-protective role from moderate alcohol intake,1 although this has been debated.2 The data that led to the familiar ‘J-shaped’ curve for heart disease were first derived from cohorts recruited in the period 1940-1980.3,4,5 We are concerned that the dramatic rise in overweight and obesity among adults since the late 1980s may change the assumptions about the protective effects of moderate alcohol intake in the general population.

acesse: http://www.iaso.org/site_media/uploads/ANZJPH_2012-6_-_p582_Lobstein_Letter.pdf 

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