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Moderate alcohol consumption is associated with better endothelial function: a cross sectional study

By Keiko Suzuki, Mitchell SV Elkind, Bernadette Boden-Albala, Zhezhen Jin, Grace Berry, Marco R Di Tullio, Ralph L Sacco and Shunichi Homma
Topics: Research Article
Publisher: BioMed Central
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