Drinking Alcohol In Moderation Could Lower Risk For Heart Conditions
Nearly two million people participated in this study where researchers evaluated drinking habits. They found that compared to non-drinkers, those who drank in moderation had a lower risk for eight heart conditions including heart attacks, stroke, sudden heart-related deaths, and chest pain. However, this study found that moderate drinking may not protect against four other heart conditions including milder strokes and bleeding in the brain.
Non-drinkers were found to have between 12% – 56% increased risk for the eight heart conditions and a 33% higher risk of unstable angina. This is when the heart doesn’t receive enough blood flow. Possibly most surprising, however, was that non-drinkers had a 56% higher risk of suddenly dying from heart disease.