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Monday, March 10, 2008

To Your Health: Non-Drinkers Can Cut Cardiac Disease by Starting to Drink

A study conducted at the Medical University of South Carolina has found that non-drinkers who started having one or two drinks a day lowered their risk of cardiac disease.

The research looked at more than 7,600 non-drinkers between 45 and 64 years old over a 10 year period. Those who started enjoying one to two drinks of alcohol daily during the study had a 38 percent lower chance of developing heart problems than those who continued to abstain.

In the study those who drank wine saw the greatest reduction in heart problems.

1 comment:

Jack said...

This may be so, but does it does not give causal evidence, only correlational. If nobody ever drank, and someone did an experiment to make a few people drink, i beleive the drinkers would have a higher chance of heart disease. Non-drinkers are generally socially unaccepted or the choice not to drink brings about stress, which can increase the risk of heart disease.