Moderate drinking can lower risk of heart attack, says study – The Guardian

The news we’ve all been waiting to hear!

The study of 1.93 million people in the UK aged over 30 found that drinking in moderation – defined as consuming no more than 14 units of alcohol a week for women and 21 units for men – had a protective effect on the heart compared with not drinking.

Previous studies have suggested that alcohol has a positive effect on the levels of good cholesterol in the blood and proteins associated with blood clotting.

This is interesting news considering the horrendous rap that alcohol gets within the nutritional/scientific community for being bad for you. However it is stressed in the article that using drinking alcohol as a preventative measure may not be the best idea.

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