Heavy Drinkers May Have Higher Stroke Risk

January 31, 2015 3:35 PM

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Heavy drinkers who are middle-aged may have a higher stroke risk - more so than based solely on traditional factors such as high blood pressure and diabetes, according to a new study.

Heavy drinking is defined as having more than two alcoholic beverages daily. The American Heart Association recommends that men limit themselves to one drink per day (about 8 ounces of wine) and women just one drink per day (about 4 ounces).

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