From the July 1975 magazine.

About Alcoholism - Alcoholism Information, Research and Treatment

Add to Hazards: Cholesterol

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Although alcoholism (with or without liver disease) is associated with hyperlipemia, little is known about the effects of moderate alcohol intake on fat metabolism. Therefore, serum concentrations of cholesterol and triglycerides were corn-pared in healthy men between the ages of 30 and 69 years, 41 of whom drank moderate amounts of alcohol daily, 123 of whom drank it less often, and 38 of whom abstained. Data were analyzed in a way that accounted for age, adiposity, glucose tolerance, serum insulin, and dietary habits. Alcohol consumption increased significantly and independently the serum concentrations of triglycerides and cholesterol.

-- Drug Therapy

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