Heavy drinking may be linked to strokes

January 30, 2015 9:50 PM

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CHICOPEE, Mass. (WWLP) – Many people think that strokes occur in an elderly population, but a new study shows that it has a higher likelihood of occurring in younger people as well if alcohol is involved.

For heavy drinkers – more than one drink per day for women and more than two for men – there’s a 34-percent higher risk for a stroke than for light drinkers.

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