Teetotalers Enjoy Less Heart Disease
Former and Occasional Drinkers Have Greater Risk
In a meta-analysis of 45 research studies covering thousands of subjects led by Canada’s University of Victoria, in British Columbia, researchers found that former and occasional drinkers have a 45 percent increased risk of heart disease than nondrinkers. This discovery contradicts the widely held belief that occasional alcohol consumption reduces the risk of coronary heart disease.
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This article appears in the November 2017 issue of Natural Awakenings.
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