23 Feb '11, 2am

Moderate drinking boosts heart

Moderate drinking boosts heart

People who drink alcohol in moderate amounts - equivalent to about one drink a day or less - are between 14 and 25 per cent less likely to develop cardiovascular disease than counterparts who drink no alcohol at all. -- PHOTO: REUTERS PARIS - TWO medical investigations published on Tuesday have strengthened arguments that modest daily consumption of alcohol is good for the heart and the blood system. People who drink alcohol in moderate amounts - equivalent to about one drink a day or less - are between 14 and 25 per cent less likely to develop cardiovascular disease than counterparts who drink no alcohol at all, they said. The two papers, published online by the British Medical Journal (BMJ), cast their net over scores of previous studies to give what the authors say is the widest view ever of this issue. The research, led by William Ghali, a professor at the University o...

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