Alcohol has a direct toxic effect on heart muscle.
The findings are of modest changes in certain cardiovascular disease risk factors. This should not do anything to coffee-consumption patterns, ... An explanation is lacking. There is a need for validation and better understanding of the mechanisms at play, in that order.
Identifying the egg as the source of other nutrients is meritorious, ... But dietary cholesterol is not necessary for health and we certainly don't want to add a potentially injurious substance at unlimited levels.
The message is that a healthy diet early in life potentially has long-term benefits. The idea that heart disease starts in the 50s has been substantially discounted. Saturated fat is always an enemy to the arteries, at any age.
The intent on doing this was to try to get around the faddish diets. The theme is based on behavior, nutrition and physical activity.
If this observation is confirmed, I can see a scenario where a physician does genetic testing and says 'Mrs. Jones, you have (this genetic variation) and you don't drink much. Maybe we ought to increase your consumption.
If you're overweight, you basically live three years less ... and if you're obese, you live approximately six to seven years less.
The important message from this study is, let's work on prevention. Let's work with young people to prevent that increase in body fat.
This is a very important message and one that takes us into the 21st century.