Alcohol and Stroke

While all you read in the media is glowing reports of the health benefits of alcohol, the scientific data, buried on the back pages of medical journals, continues to incriminate alcohol as a killer.

In a recent article in Stroke: a Journal of the American Heart Association, investigators reported that people with high blood pressure who drink excessively are at much higher risk for death by stroke.

Studying 6100 South Koreans, scientists reported the risk of death by stroke doubled in hypertensive persons when six drinks were consumed in one sitting. When the consumption doubled to twelve drinks, the risk increased 13-fold over the control population.

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