An alcoholic drink a day may be good for heart attack survivors too, according to a study, report NY Times. The study, published in the European Heart Journal, involved following 1,818 men (all heart attack survivors) for 20 years.
The men were required to fill out a detailed questionnaire that included questions regarding their alcohol consumption. The researchers found that men who drank one to two glasses of beer or wine everyday were 34% less like to die from any cause and 42% less likely to die of cardiovascular diseases. Men, who indulged in one or less than one drink per day, had a 22% lower death risk.
However, the benefits disappeared in those who had three or more than three drinks per day. 468 deaths were recorded during the course of study. Thus, lead author and assistant professor of medicine at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard School of Public Health, Dr. Jennifer K. Pai, concludes that alcohol benefits when taken in moderation.
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