May 2019 Br J Cardiol 2019;26:52
Stat tests loaded into the VITROS XT 7600 Moderate alcohol consumption does not protect against stroke Blood pressure and stroke risk increase steadily with increasing alcohol intake, and previous claims that one to two alcoholic drinks a day might protect against stroke are not borne out by new evidence from a genetic study involving 160,000 adults. Studies of East Asian genes, where two common genetic variants strongly affect what people choose to drink, show that alcohol itself directly increases blood pressure and the chances of having a stroke, according to a new study published in The Lancet (doi: 10.1016/S0140-6736(18)31772-0). Researc
January 2008 Br J Cardiol 2008;15:7-11
BJCardio editorial team
In the study, those who neither drank alcohol nor exercised had a 30–49% higher risk of heart disease than those who either drink, exercise or both. The data come from the Copenhagen City Heart Study which followed 11,914 Danish men and women for approximately 20 years. The researchers conclude that: “Both moderate to high levels of physical activity and a moderate alcohol intake are important for lowering the risk of fatal heart disease and deaths from all causes”.
January 2007 Br J Cardiol 2007;14:37-40
Natalie C Ward, Kevin D Croft, Henrietta Headlam, Trevor A Mori, Keith Woollard, Ian B Puddey
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