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Moderate Alcohol and Cardiovascular Health Trial

The Moderate Alcohol and Cardiovascular Health Trial (MACH15) is a multicenter, worldwide, randomized clinical trial of ~15 gm of alcohol daily versus abstention, using a balanced parallel design and single-blind assessment of all outcomes among approximately 7,800 participants aged 50 years and older with advanced cardiovascular risk. Intervention will average 6 years in duration with a common close-out date. Following recruitment and pre-screening, participants will attend a screening visit followed by a two-week abstention washout period, a baseline visit and randomization, and subsequent visits at 3 months, 6 months, 12 months, and then annually until close-out.