Sunday, 13 August 2017
Moderate Alcohol Consumption Reduces Heart Attack Risk
A major big data study has determined moderate alcohol consumption is good for you, with a pint of beer per day reducing the risk of heart attacks and angina by a third - moreover, teetotallers are at greater risk of contracting such diseases, with total abstinence increases an individual's cancer odds by 24 percent.
The study, conducted by University College London researchers, determined moderate alcohol consumption — roughly three pints of beer a day for men, and two glasses of wine for women — produced a "protective effect" in respect of major clinical outcomes such as myocardial infarction, ischaemic stroke, sudden coronary death, heart failure, peripheral arterial disease, and abdominal aortic aneurysm.
The notion alcohol offers imbibers health benefits is nothing new — a 2008 metastudy by Sheffield University concluded four out of five studies into the question showed moderate drinking correlated with a reduction in mortality, with "moderate" defined as. Likewise, previous research has also indicated teetotallers may well be at greater risk of contracting heart disease than casual drinkers.