alcohol stroke

A Little Alcohol Each Day May Cut Your Risk of Stroke

alcohol stroke Researchers have found that light or moderate drinking may help reduce a type of stroke. On the other hand, heavy drinking increases the risk of all types of stroke.

Key takeaways:

  • Previous research has revealed that alcohol consumption helped lower levels of fibrinogen in blood.
  • The consumption of up to two drinks a day was associated with a decreased risk of ischemic stroke which is the blocking of blood flow to the brain.
  • Heavy alcohol drinkers had a 1.6 times greater risk of intracerebral hemorrhage and 1.8 times risk of subarachnoid hemorrhage.

Although the researchers found an association between alcohol and stroke risk, the study does not prove cause and effect. The researchers said factors other than alcohol use may have affected the results.

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