Drinking regularly may help women recover from heart attacks

on 28/10/11 at 3:40 pm

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Women who regularly drink alcohol are more likely to live longer after suffering a heart attack than women who abstain, according to a new study.

More than 1, 200 women hospitalized for heart attack were interviewed about how many alcoholic drinks they usually consumed, as well as other health and lifestyle issues, according to Reuters.

Researchers found that a decade or more later, 44 out of every 100 women who didn’t drink had died, while 25 out of every 100 light drinkers and 18 out of every 100 heavy drinkers (defined as those who consumed three or more drinks each week) had died. In other words, women who drank had a 35-per-cent lower chance of dying during the follow up period.

The study was published in The American Journal of Cardiology.

It didn’t matter if the women drank wine, beer or spirits.

FULL STORY via the Globe and Mail

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