Moderate drinking could be good for heart

October 1, 2010 2:29:20 PM PDT
A study that shows moderate intake of alcohol can be healthy for the heart.

The current research in the journal Heart Rhythm found that when women consumed between one half to one drink a day their risk of sudden cardiac death dropped by 36 percent. However, when women doubled their intake and had more than two drinks per day they increased their risk of sudden cardiac death by about 15 percent.

Scientist's say moderate alcohol has a beneficial effect on cholesterol levels and helps reduce the amount of plaque that collects in the blood vessels.


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