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Light drinking less healthy than thought: Study

Published on Jul 11, 2014 7:26 AM
 
A glass or two of booze is good for your heart, according to long-standing medical advice that drinkers are often fond of citing. But, according to a study published on Friday, this is less effective than taught. -- PHOTO: ST FILE

PARIS (AFP) - A glass or two of booze is good for your heart, according to long-standing medical advice that drinkers are often fond of citing.

But, according to a study published on Friday, this cherished invitation to say "cheers" is well off the mark.

Reducing even light consumption of alcohol will not only improve your chances against coronary heart disease, but also help you lose weight and ease high blood pressure, it said.

Writing in the British Medical Journal, researchers carried out an overview of 50 published studies into the drinking habits and health of more than 260,000 people of European descent.

 
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