And now the good news — ‘a drink a day keeps the heart at play’

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And now the good news — ‘a drink a day keeps the heart at play’

People with heart disease may not need to stop drinking to prevent further illness, say UK researchers

Dania Nadeem

Light-to-moderate alcohol consumption is linked to a reduced risk of heart attack, stroke and death among those with heart disease, according to a study published in UK journal BMC Medicine on Monday.

The largest benefit — a 50% reduction in risk compared with non-drinkers — was seen in people with heart disease who drank an average of six grams of alcohol a day.

People who averaged eight grams a day had a 27% lower risk of death from heart attack, stroke or angina compared with those who did not drink. Those who drank seven grams a day had a 21% lower risk of death due to any cause...

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