Moderate Drinking May Help Men's Hearts
Posted April 3, 2012
TURNING to drink can help men live longer after a first heart
attack, a study has shown.
Two alcoholic drinks a day over a long period gave attack
survivors a 42 per cent lower risk of dying from heart disease than
non-drinkers, researchers found.
Their risk of death from any cause was reduced by 14 percent.
But the benefits were seen only with "moderate" drinking. Higher
consumption wiped out the survival gains and increased the chances
of dying so they matched those of non-drinkers.
The findings are broadly in line with evidence that controlled
drinking levels can protect the heart and arteries.
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