ALCOHOL MAY REDUCE HEART ATTACK DAMAGE
New research has revealed that moderate consumption of alcohol could be beneficial in reducing heart attack damage.
Researchers at Stanford University have found that one to two alcoholic drinks can protect a person from the kind of damage suffered during a heart attack. Additionally, exposing the heart to alcohol for 10 to 20 minutes immediately before a heart procedure could reduce damage to the heart by 70%.
The Stanford team found that alcohol protects the heart by activating the enzyme epsilon PKC.
- Stanford University, October 26, 1999 (press release). Report published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (October 26, 1999)
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