Monday, April 8, 2019

A Glass Of Wine Or Pint Of Beer Each Night Raises Risk Of A Stroke - New Study

Having just one or two alcoholic drinks a night significantly increases the risk of suffering a stroke in later life, a major study has shown.

Experts from Oxford University said their study of 500,000 people finally dispels the 'myth' that light drinking protects health.

They found that one or two drinks a day increased the risk of suffering a stroke in the next ten years by 10 to 15 per cent, and four drinks a day by 35 per cent.

For years many experts have argued that consuming alcohol moderately has a protective effect - pointing to studies which showed the odd glass of wine or pint of beer reduced the risk of heart attacks and strokes. Hmm!