No Safe or Protective Level of Alcohol Consumption? (BBC News / Lancet)

Summary

Light-to-moderate drinking increases blood pressure and the risk of stroke.

“I have always been reasonably convinced that moderate alcohol consumption was protective for cardiovascular disease, but now I am having my doubts”. Professor David Spiegelhalter: Winton Professor for the Public Understanding of Risk, University of Cambridge.

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Even one drink a day increases stroke risk, study finds. London: BBC Health News, April 5th 2019.

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Reference

Millwood, I. Walters, RG. [and] Mei, X. [et al] (2019). Conventional and genetic evidence on alcohol and vascular disease aetiology: a prospective study of 500 000 men and women in China. Lancet. April 4th 2019. [Epub ahead of print].

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