A study has found that moderate alcohol consumption could potentially lower stress and the risk of heart attack and stroke. Women who consume up to one alcoholic beverage a day, and men who consume up to two, had lower stress levels than those who did not drink at all. Stress is a significant risk factor for coronary heart disease and stroke, and it is thought that alcohol could have a protective effect in moderation. However, the same study found that excessive alcohol consumption increases blood pressure and could pose a greater risk to overall cardiovascular health. Therefore, experts are warning individuals to consume alcohol in moderation and in conjunction with a healthy lifestyle.
Today: November 30, 2023