The control animals received 5% sucrose (1 mL/kg, orally) daily for 12 weeks

The control animals received 5% sucrose (1 mL/kg, orally) daily for 12 weeks. alcohol-treated group compared to control. The acetylcholine-mediated vasorelaxation response was depressed in the aorta of ethanol-treated rats compared to control. In conclusion, chronic ethanol-induced elevation in BP is related to increased aortic inflammation, elevated angiotensin II levels, induction of NADPH oxidase causing …