One Daily Drink May Reduce Risk of Sudden Cardiac Death in Women

on 09/10/10 at 7:09 am

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Women who consume up to one drink per day may reduce their risk of sudden cardiac death (SCD) by 36 percent, according to an Oct. 1 HealthDay News report. Conversely, those who consume more than two drinks per day may have a 15 percent increased risk of SCD.

The findings were based on data from the Nurses’ Health Study, a decades-long investigation of factors affecting women’s health that began in 1976. More than 85,000 participants who were disease-free when the study began provided alcohol-consumption data every four years as part of the study.

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