The prevailing view today is that alcohol consumption is unambiguously a social and public health problem.
This paper presents evidence to balance this view.
Evidence of beneficial effects of alcohol against coronary artery disease is examined, together with cultural reasons for resistance in the United States to the implications of this evidence.
Alcohol use reduces the risk of coronary artery disease-the major cause of heart disease, America's leading killer-even for those at risk for such disease.
Mots-clés Pascal : Ethanol, Cardiopathie coronaire, Politique sanitaire, Prévention, Homme, Education sanitaire, Milieu culturel, Appareil circulatoire pathologie, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Ethanol, Coronary heart disease, Health policy, Prevention, Human, Health education, Cultural environment, Cardiovascular disease, United States, North America, America
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