Medicine: Drinking Danger: Alcohol is linked to stroke

Alcohol is linked to stroke

A generation ago, one might have been told that the occasional drink could help cut the risk of stroke. It was an appealing prescription, but over the years indications to the contrary have mounted. Last week the Journal of the American Medical Association published some of the strongest evidence to date. A twelve-year study, conducted by the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute and involving nearly 8,000 Hawaiian men between 45 and 68, found that heavy drinkers had nearly three times the risk of hemorrhagic stroke faced by teetotalers. Even light drinkers had a twofold risk. -

Hemorrhagic strokes occur when...

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