Heavy drinking in mid age increases stroke risk

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New Delhi, Jan 31 (ANI): A new research has found that

drinking more than two alcoholic beverages daily in

middle-age, raises heart risks more than traditional

factors. The study sorted out the data they collected

from hospitals based on stroke, high blood pressure,

diabetes and other cardiovascular incidences, and

compared them from alcohol and health risks like high

blood pressure, diabetes and smoking. The researchers

found that heavy drinkers had a 34 percent higher risk

of stroke compared to light drinkers, and mid-life

heavy drinkers were likely to have a stroke five years

earlier in life irrespective of genetic and early-life

factors.The team of researchers added to their findings

that heavy drinkers had increased stroke risk in their

mid-life compared to well-known risk factors like high

blood pressure and diabetes.

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