Alcohol and atherosclerosis

recent insights

Publikation: Bidrag til tidsskriftTidsskriftartikelForskningpeer review

Resumé

Udgivelsesdato: 2007-Aug
OriginalsprogEngelsk
TidsskriftCurrent Atherosclerosis Reports
Vol/bind9
Udgave nummer2
Sider (fra-til)116-24
Antal sider8
ISSN1523-3804
StatusUdgivet - 1. aug. 2007

Fingeraftryk

Alcohols
Drinking
Wine
Young Adult
Diet
Population

Citer dette

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