Newsmax TV & Webwww.newsmax.comFREE - In Google Play
Newsmax TV & Webwww.newsmax.comFREE - On the App Store
Tags: moderate | drinking | lowers | stroke | risk

Moderate Drinking Lowers Stroke Risk

Tuesday, 20 March 2012 09:53 AM EDT

Ladies, it's time to raise a glass to your health. Another study has confirmed light-to-moderate drinking – that’s the equivalent of a glass of chardonnay with dinner – can significantly lower a woman’s risk of stroke, new research shows.
The finding was based on a new analysis of the health records of 83,578 women enrolled in the long-running Nurses' Health Study.
Researchers found women who drank the equivalent of one alcoholic beverage a day (up to 14 grams) had a 17-21 percent lower risk of stroke, compared to teetotalers. But for women who drank larger amounts of alcohol – about three drinks per day -- the risk of stroke increased.
The study, published in the journal Stroke, was based on surveys the women provided every four years about their drinking between 1980 and 2006.
Researchers noted the latest study supports many previous reports that moderate alcohol consumption reduces a woman’s risk of stroke, as well as heart disease.

© HealthDay

A glass of wine a day helps keep a woman's stroke risk at bay, researchers say.
Tuesday, 20 March 2012 09:53 AM
Newsmax Media, Inc.

Sign up for Newsmax’s Daily Newsletter

Receive breaking news and original analysis - sent right to your inbox.

(Optional for Local News)
Privacy: We never share your email address.
Join the Newsmax Community
Read and Post Comments
Please review Community Guidelines before posting a comment.
You May Also Like
Get Newsmax Text Alerts

The information presented on this website is not intended as specific medical advice and is not a substitute for professional medical treatment or diagnosis. Read Newsmax Terms and Conditions of Service.

Newsmax, Moneynews, Newsmax Health, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, and Newsmax World are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

© Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved
© Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved