Friday, November 10, 2006

Light Drinking Cuts Risk for Death, Heart Attack

It has been know for years that moderate drinking are good for heart. Here is another study adds to the growing evidence that a drink each day helps lower heart risks and extend life span.
The study follows adults in their 70s found that those who regularly had one to seven drinks per week were 30% less likely to develop heart disease over six years. They were also less likely to die of any cause.
The findings add to evidence that modest alcohol intake benefits the cardiovascular system. However, the researchers found no evidence that the anti-inflammatory effects of alcohol deserved the credit, as some experts have suspected.
Whatever the reason, this study confirms a protective effect of light alcohol drinking.
Still, researches are quick point out that heavy drinking is a health hazard, and even moderate drinking does not have the same benefits for everyone. In their study, light drinking showed the strongest benefits in men with high levels of a protein called interleukin-6, which is associated with an elevated heart disease risk. There was also no clear benefit among women.

8 comments:

Mulheres Nuas said...

good article

Stunner said...

I always knew a little alcohol was good for the body!

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gumbee said...

I read in your profile the saying, "We dig our grave with our spoon." This is something I think I really need to pay attention to because I'm not really watching what I'm eating right now. I am probably doing lots of damage to my body.

Yasser said...

everything is good in moderation.....

David said...

i like a glass of red wine once in a while

Rudi said...

Love the blog, I've republished (with acknowledgments) your post on the therapeutic effects of beer and added a link on my site if that's OK (doesanyonegiveadamn.blogspot.com/)

Pete said...

That's great news! I can enjoy a glass without feeling guilty

Pete