Posted by: audreybenenati | April 15, 2010

Alcohol ‘only protects non-smokers against stroke’


Sensible drinking can substantially reduce your risk of a stroke, but only if you don’t enjoy a cigarette at the same time, research suggests.

A study of over 20,000 people in the UK found non-smokers who drank moderate amounts were nearly 40% less likely to have a stroke than non-drinkers.

But once cigarettes were added, this protective effect vanished.

Read the rest at http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/health/8617510.stm

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