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Science Reveal How Young People Are At A Risk Of Stroke Attack Because Of Drinking

Low to moderate alcohol consumption is usually not harmful and may even be beneficial. However, excessive drinking can have serious adverse effects and is a risk factor for serious health outcomes. In this article, we will explore the link between alcohol consumption and stroke risk.

Can alcohol consumption lead to stroke?

Yes, research shows a link between alcohol intake and stroke risk. Here's what the researchers found.

Researchers in Sweden and the United Kingdom investigated possible links between alcohol consumption and different types of stroke. They found that light to moderate drinking may reduce the risk of ischemic stroke but has no effect on the risk of hemorrhagic stroke. On the other hand, excessive drinking is associated with an increased risk of stroke, especially hemorrhagic ones.

However, it should be noted that while moderate drinking may reduce the risk of ischemic stroke, the disadvantages of alcohol use still outweigh the potential benefits. This is because alcohol consumption can lead to high blood pressure and other health problems, which are major risk factors for stroke.

The researchers also found that people who averaged more than two drinks a day had a significantly higher risk of stroke compared to those who averaged less than half a drink a day.

In addition, heavy drinkers are likely to have a stroke 5 years earlier in life compared to non-drinkers and light drinkers.

Alcohol also increases the risk of stroke to the same extent as diabetes and high blood pressure, which are known major risk factors for stroke.

Finally, studies have found that middle-aged identical twins who had strokes drank more than their non-stroke siblings. This suggests that heavy drinkers in middle age have a higher risk of stroke regardless of genetics and lifestyle factors.

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