Even one alcoholic drink a day can raise heart disease risk
July 11 , 2014
One alcoholic drink per day could be sufficient to raise the risk of heart disease, a new study has revealed.
According to the previous studies, consuming 12 to 25 units of alcohol in a week could have a protective effect. But the new research, which used data from 260,000 participants, revealed that the risk of coronary heart disease and blood pressure could be lowered for light drinkers as well, if they cut it down.
The study was led by the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine along with Pennsylvania University and UCL, which is published in the BMJ today (Friday).