The BMJ (formerly the British Medical Journal) has published a study showing the benefits of drinking moderate amounts of alcohol. Drinking “a glass of wine for women per day, and two glasses for men, is linked to a lower risk of heart attack, stroke and death from heart disease,” reports Alice Park in Time.
People who did not drink had an increased risk for certain types of heart ailments, she says, “ranging from 12% to 56%, compared to people who drank in moderation. These eight conditions include the most common heart events, such as heart attack, stroke and sudden heart-related death. Non-drinkers had a 33% higher risk of unstable angina—a condition in which the heart doesn’t get enough blood flow—and a 56% higher risk of dying unexpectedly from heart disease, compared to people who drank a glass or two of alcohol a day.”
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