Tuesday, October 24, 2006

Alcohol reduces risk of heart attack

A drink or two a day keeps the cardiologist away!

If you are a man who doesn't smoke, has a healthy diet, does plenty of exercise, and consumes alcohol in moderation, your chances of having myocardial infarction (heart attack) are lower than a man with a similar lifestyle who never drinks, say researchers from Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, USA.

Previous studies indicated that moderate alcohol consumption may lower heart attack risk for high risk people. This is the first study ever to show that this also applies to healthy men with healthy lifestyles.

I love science! They don't say what type of alcohol though, so feel free to do your own experiments at home... try out a bunch of different distilled beverages and find your favorite.

Someone pass me a beer!

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