Friday, March 28, 2014

How Men Triple Their Risk of Stroke.

Drinking alcohol more than 2.5 times a week, independent of the amount, triples the risk of stroke mortality in men compared to those who don’t drink alcohol, according to a new study published in the journal Acta Neurologica Scandinavica. The findings support previous studies.

At the onset of the study, the men participating in the study were middle-aged, and the follow-up time was 20 years. The study showed that men who consume alcohol more frequently than twice a week have more than a threefold risk of stroke mortality than people who do not consume alcohol at all. The risk of stroke mortality is elevated irrespective of the amount of alcohol consumed.

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