TITLE

To Drink Or Not To Drink? The Pros And Cons Of Imbibing Alcohol

AUTHOR(S)
Wright, Hillary
PUB. DATE
March 2006
SOURCE
Environmental Nutrition;Mar2006, Vol. 29 Issue 3, p1
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article discusses the pros and cons of alcohol consumption. Moderate alcohol intake increases high-density lipoprotein or good cholesterol and decreases blood clotting and insulin resistance which reduces the risk of heart disease. It also lowers the risk of Alzheimer's disease and diabetes. However, an excessive consumption of alcohol is toxic to the brain and may cause vitamin B deficiency and is closely related to increase risk of stroke and diabetes.
ACCESSION #
19975447

 

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