Re: Careful wording in study
"Suggestive differences included that the lower risk of myocardial infarction in heavy drinkers was attenuated in current smokers"
so let's add some stats that include smoking as a factor, and see where THAT leads...
FYI niacin, vitamin B3, which is needed for proper nerve function and can help deplete excess cholesterol, is "nicotinic acid". However, nicotene from tobacco tends to plaque things out in your arteries (maybe because it's a similar yet distinct-enough chemical). So yeah, it's a factor that would very likely affect the benefits of alcohol for cardiovascular disease studies.
Now, I want a beer.