Heavy drinking ups stroke risk more than BP, diabetes

January 30, 2015 8:21 AM

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Heavy drinking ups stroke risk more than BP, diabetes

More than two drinks a day in middle-age may raise your stroke risk more than traditional factors such as high blood pressure and diabetes, warns a study.

Regular heavy drinking of any kind of alcohol can raise blood pressure and cause heart failure or irregular heartbeats over time with repeated drinking, in addition to stroke and other risks.

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