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Teetotalers Enjoy Less Heart Disease: Former and Occasional Drinkers Have Greater Risk

Oct 31, 2017 12:55PM

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In a meta-analysis of 45 research studies covering thousands of subjects led by Canada’s University of Victoria, in British Columbia, researchers found that former and occasional drinkers have a 45 percent increased risk of heart disease than nondrinkers. This discovery contradicts the widely held belief that occasional alcohol consumption reduces the risk of coronary heart disease.


This article appears in the November 2017 issue of Natural Awakenings.

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