A beer a day keeps the doctor away, according to a new study. Researchers at University of Cambridge and University College London have found that moderate alcohol consumption is associated with lower risk of heart problems. The study analyzed the health records of nearly 2 million British adults. Researchers looked for initial presentation of 12 different heart related problems including heart failure, cardiac arrest and angina.
Self-reported moderate drinkers were less likely than non drinkers to initially present in every category. However, those who drink heavily are at higher risk than moderate drinkers, so please, drink responsibly. Researcher Steven Bell told The Independent the reason for lower risk could be because those who drinks have lower levels of inflammation and higher levels of good cholesterol. He added moderate drinkers tend to be more healthy and socially engaged, and that could be the reason for lower levels of heart disease.
Source : www.cam.ac.uk