Published On: Thu, Jan 22nd, 2015

Glass of wine a day can cut heart attack risk

Washington: A new study finds that drinking up to around seven drinks per week can lower the risk of developing heart attack in the future.

Man who drinks seven glasses a week are 20 per cent less likely to develop heart failure.

Man who drinks seven glasses a week are 20 per cent less likely to develop heart failure.

Heart failure is a major public health problem that is experienced by around twenty three million people all over the world. In this condition the heart is less able to pump blood around in the body than its normal routine. The impaired pumping ability happens because heart muscle is damaged from a heart attack.

Those who have two glasses a day are at no greater risk than teetotallers, says the study.

The new study is published in the European Heart Journal by researchers from Brigham and Women’s hospital in Boston MA.

The study of 14,600 middle-aged people over 24 years found the lowest rate of heart failures was among those who had seven drinks a week.

Professor Scott Solomon, of Harvard Medical School in Boston, said: “No level of alcohol was associated with a higher risk of heart failure.

“However, heavy alcohol use is certainly a risk factor.”

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