Alcohol may protect 15 percent drinkers against coronary heart disease

November 15, 2014 12:17 PM

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Here is a piece of good news for the alcohol consumers as far as their health is concerned. A new study has found that the consumption of alcohol in moderate amount can help them in protecting against coronary heart disease. But the researchers stressed that this health benefit is only applicable to the 15 percent of the population that carries a particular genotype.

The study was conducted by the researchers at the Sahlgrenska Academy. They studied 618 people living in Sweden having coronary heart disease. They were also compared with a control group of 3,000 healthy subjects.

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