Alcohol Could Help Men Who Survive a Heart Attack
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This may be good news: A study published in the European Heart Journal found that a daily alcoholic drink (or even two) may be good for men after they survive a heart attack.
The study found that men who consumed two alcoholic drinks per day had a 42 percent lower risk of dying from cardiovascular problems. Researchers examined a pool of 1,800 men who survived a heart attack.
"Our study indicates that for men already consuming moderate amounts of alcohol, continuing to consume moderate amounts after a heart attack may be beneficial for long-term survival," study author Dr. Jennifer Pai said.
Researchers say the type of drink didn't affect the results, but that heavy drinkers and non-drinkers had similar numbers in terms of risk of death. However, researchers emphasized that non-drinkers should not start suddenly drinking, and that since the data was self-reported, measurement errors are possible.
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