“Consuming less alcohol – even if you’re a low or moderate drinker – could improve your heart health, according to new research part-funded by the British Heart Foundation.
The study challenges the findings of previous studies which had suggested that moderate amounts of alcohol might confer some benefits for cardiovascular health.
Researchers from around the world, looked at the cardiovascular risk of over 250,000 people, some of whom carried a gene variant that predisposed them to drink less alcohol. They found that people who carried the gene variant had a slightly lower risk of developing coronary heart disease, even if they drank alcohol at low to moderate levels.”
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