Research Roundup

December 2010 Issue

Research Roundup: December 2010

Alcohol reduces vascular events in high risk patients. Evaluating patients with vascular disease or diabetes from the Second Manifestations of ARTerial (SMART) study, the relation between alcohol consumption and vascular events and mortality were studied. After a follow up of 4.7 years, moderate alcohol consumption (one to two drinks/day) was associated with a reduced risk of vascular and all-cause death in patients with vascular disease, and reduced risks of non-fatal events like coronary heart disease, stroke and amputations.

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