Drinking alcohol more often than twice a week increases stroke risk
Drinking alcohol more than twice a week increases the risk of stroke leading to death in men. A new study carried out at the University of Eastern Finland shows that men who consume alcohol more often than twice a week triple their risk of suffering a lethal stroke compared with men who are teetotal.
Even if the amounts of alcohol consumed at one time were small, the risk of stroke mortality still increased, indicating that the effects of alcohol are dependent not only on the amounts consumed but also on the frequency of drinking.
The results were published in the journal Acta Neurologica Scandinavica on 8 March.