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].