3 Daily Cocktails May Boost Stroke Risk: Study

People in their 50s and 60s who drink more than two alcoholic beverages daily have a 34 percent higher risk of stroke compared to lighter drinkers, according to a study released Thursday, NBC News reported. Also, drinking beyond a two-drink maximum each day may boost a middle-aged person's stroke risk more than even traditional health dangers like high blood pressure and diabetes, said the researchers who based their findings on a study of more than 11,000 Swedish twins for roughly half their lives. "This study points to the importance of the upper limit of alcohol," said Dr. Demetrius Lopes, a neurosurgeon at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago. "It is a misconception that if a glass of red wine is good, more is even better."

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