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.
Even one drink a day increases stroke risk, study finds. London: BBC Health News, April 5th 2019.
This relates to:
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].
The State of Alcohol Care in Englsnd
“ …people with drink problems in England are less than half as likely to receive the right help as those in Scotland and Wales”.
Buchanan, M. (2019). England failing to tackle alcohol ‘epidemic’, say researchers. London: BBC Health News, July 30th 2019.