Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Drinking, social support and heart disease

A nine-year study of 19,356 middle-aged Japanese men has found that moderate alcohol drinking (up to 299g a week or up to 30 units) can reduce people's risk of stroke and heart disease and that this effect is more pronounced among men with high levels of social support. Heavy drinking was associated with an increased risk of stroke and heart disease regardless of people's level of social support.

You can find out more about this research at


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