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Evid Based Nurs 3:89 doi:10.1136/ebn.3.3.89
  • Causation

Review: a mean alcohol intake of 30 g/day is associated with benefits for some biological markers of coronary artery disease

Associations between drinking alcohol, mean 30 g/day, and biological markers

Biological markers Number of comparisons Weighted mean increase (95% CI)
High density lipoprotein cholesterol (mg/dl) 36 3.99 (3.25 to 4.73)
Apolipoprotein A I (mg/dl) 24 8.82 (7.79 to 9.86)
Triglycerides (mg/dl) 35 5.69 (2.49 to 8.89)
Tissue type plasminogen activator antigen (ng/ml) Not reported 1.25 (−0.31 to 2.81)*
Weighted mean decrease (CI)
*Not statistically significant.
Lp(a) lipoprotein (mg/dl) 5 0.70 (−3.38 to 1.99)*
Fibrinogen (mg/dl) Not reported 7.50 (−17.70 to 32.70)*

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