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Research Shows How a Moderate Dose of Alcohol Protects the Heart

Publicado em 18 junho 2018
by Fundação de Amparo à Pesquisa do Estado de São Paulo For at least 20 years, research has shown that for many people, moderate consumption of alcohol can protect the heart, but the reason for this is poorly understood. A study conducted at the University of São Paulo's Biomedical Science Institute (ICB-USP) in Brazil suggests that this cardioprotective mechanism may be associated with activation of ALDH2 (aldehyde dehydrogenase-2), a mitochondrial enzyme that helps rid the organism of [...]