Alcohol and Heart Diseases

Alcohol and Heart Diseases

Studies have shown some protective effect of alcohol intake for heart diseases. Researchers have shown that equivalent of two drinks per day of any kind of alcohol is associated with a decreased incidence of Coronary Heart Disease as compared with no drink. Higher doses than this results to increased risk of Heart Attacks and Stroke. 

The cardio protective effect of most alcoholic beverages are probably due to an elevation of high density lipoprotein HDL, the good cholesterol. Ability of alcohol to prevent platelet aggregation and increase fibrilolysis is also said to be the contributing factor.

Red Wine has increased favorable cardio protective effect as compared to the other type of wine. This is due to presence of Flavonoids in the red wine which are minimal in the white wine ( the the exception of Champagne).   The best researched flavonoids are Resveratrol and Quercetin which confer antioxidant properties more potent than alpha-tocopheraol.

Grape juice has about half the amount of Flavonoids by volume as compared to Red Wine.

Epidemiological studies have also suggested that the consumption of wine, particularly the red wine, reduces the incidence of mortality from coronary heart disease. This has given rise to what is now popularly known as “French Paradox“.

Even with all these fact it is not advisable to encourage alcohol consumption on regular basis. There is always chance for over consumption when it comes to alcohol use. 

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About Manbir & Gurpreet

Gurpreet Kaur’s journey in this world .... Gurpreet Kaur was a Musician. She was a singer and a composer of music. Her interest was composing and singing Gurbani Shabads in Indian Classical style. She sang Shabads in All the Raags mentioned in Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji. She also taught Gurmat Sangeet at Gurmat Gian Missionary College, Jawadi, Ludhiana. Elder child to Pushpinder Kaur and Dr. Brig. Harminder Singh, was born in Amritsar on 13th Jan 1962. She attended various convent schools as a child because her father would get frequent Army postings as a dental surgeon. She graduated with Music Honors from Govt. College for Women, Chandigarh. Music was her hobby and she composed and sang Raag based Gurbani Shabads. Doing Kirtan was part of growing up nurtured by her parents. She learned music from her father Dr. Brigadier Harminder Singh who was a dental surgeon in Indian Army and a very good singer himself. Gurpreet’s Bhua (father’s sister), Ajit Kaur retied as a Head of Department of Music from Govt. College for Women Ludhiana, and was a renounced Punjabi singer of her time. Gurpreet Kaur also learned nuances of Indian Classical Music from Pandita Sharma. She was a mother of three children, and a grandmother. Her daughter Keerat Kaur is a Computer Engineer. Her two sons Gurkeerat Singh and Jaskeerat Singh are doctors in USA. Her daughter Keerat Kaur too was part of her group ~ Gurmat Gian Group. Gurpreet Kaur left this world at the age of 54yrs on 12th Sept 2016 in Baltimore USA. She had recorded around 25 cds of Gurbani Keertan. 'Raag Ratan' Album (6 CDs) is a Compilation of Shabads in All the 31 Sudh Raags of Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji. 'Gauri Sagar' Album (3 CDs) is a Compilation of All forms of Raag Gauri in Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji. 'Nanak Ki Malhaar' ~ ((3 CDs) is an album of Raag Malhar Shabads in various forms of Malhar. 'Gur Parsaad Basant Bana' ~ (3 CDs) is an album of Shabads in Raag Basant sung in various forms of Raag Basant. Har Ki Vadeyai Sarni Aayea Sewa Priya Kee Preet Piyaree Mohan Ghar Aavho Karo Jodariya Mo Kao Taar Le Raama Taar Le Tere Kavan Kavan Gun Keh Keh Gawan Mera Baid Guru Govinda Saajanrraa Mera Saajanrraa

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