Even moderate drinking linked to heart and circulatory diseases

Source: British Heart Foundation

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Date of publication: April 2018

Publication type: News item

In a nutshell: Regularly drinking more than the recommended UK guidelines for alcohol could take years off your life, according to new research that we part-funded published today in the Lancet. The study shows that drinking more alcohol is associated with a higher risk of stroke, fatal aneurysm, heart failure and death.

The authors say their findings challenge the widely held belief that moderate drinking is beneficial to cardiovascular health and support the UK’s recently lowered guidelines.

The study compared the health and drinking habits of around 600,000 current drinkers in 19 countries worldwide and controlled for age, smoking, history of diabetes, level of education and occupation.

Length of publication: 1 webpage

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Acknowledgement: British Heart Foundation

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