Friday, November 20, 2009

Alcohol Protects a Man's Heart?

A new study suggests that drinking alcohol can cut down on the risk of heart disease in men if you drink daily. The risk of heart disease drops be more than one-third. Female drinkers would benefit as well, but not to the same extent. There are of course other risks that come along with drinking which can outweigh the benefits if you do not drink in moderation.

"Drinking alcohol every day cuts the risk of heart disease in men by more than a third, a major study suggests.

The Spanish research involving more than 15,500 men and 26,000 women found large quantities of alcohol could be even more beneficial for men.

Female drinkers did not benefit to the same extent, the study in Heart found.

Experts are critical, warning heavy drinking can increase the risk of other diseases, with alcohol responsible for 1.8 million deaths globally per year.
"If you want to look after your health, stay within the limits of no more than 3-4 units a day for men or 2-3 for women and aim to give yourself at least two days off alcohol a week."

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