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Does alcohol consumption affect blood pressure?

It is well known that heavy drinking leads to high blood pressure and corresponding illnesses. A recently published article in Lancet showed that lowering of alcohol consumption by heavy drinkers reduces blood pressure problem.

Summary

People who drank 6 drinks or more a day benefited in BP lowering by reducing 50% alcohol consumption.

People who drank 3 drinks a day had to get to no drinks to get blood pressure lowering.

People who drank 2 drinks or less a day got no significant BP lowering by not drinking.

In conclusion

Do not drink more than 2 drinks a day for heart health.

First published on: 9th February, 2017

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