Alcohol consumption and mortality in patients with mild Alzheimer's disease: a prospective cohort study
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    Intact aldehyde dehydrogenase 2 activity is required for beneficial effects of moderate alcohol intake

    Beneficial effect of moderate alcohol intake on a variety of health issues should be limited to people with normal acetaldehyde-metabolizing capacity from intact aldehyde dehydrogenase 2 (ALDH2), which is true of the majority of western people like the subjects in Berntsen's study [1]. However, Asians, particularly East Asians (Korean, Chinese, and Japanese) include significant numbers of the population with inactive ALDH...

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