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Alcohol consumption bad for heart

Jul 11, 2014    

Washington, July 11 (IANS) If you thought one drink per day is good for your heart, be prepared to change your habit as researchers have found that reducing alcohol consumption even in light drinkers improves cardiovascular health.Individuals who consume 17 percent less alcohol per week have on average a 10 percent reduced risk of coronary heart disease, lower blood pressure and a lower body mass index, the findings showed.The latest findings call into question previous studies which suggest that consuming light-to-moderate amounts of alcohol (0.6-0.8 fluid ounces/day) may have a protective ef...

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