Up to Two Drinks a Day Help Even Healthy Men Avoid Heart Attacks

January 2007
Tufts University Health & Nutrition Letter;Jan2007, Vol. 24 Issue 11, p6
The article looks at the link between moderate alcohol intake and reduced heart-attack risk. Researcher Kenneth J. Mukamal and colleagues found that men who consumed an average of one-half to two alcoholic drinks a day were less likely to suffer a heart attack than non-drinkers. According to the article, alcohol may protect the heart by raising the level of "good" HDL cholesterol in the bloodstream. The article also discusses the importance of exercise and diet.


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