Study: Moderate drinking tied to lower stroke risk

(Thomas Martinsen/Creative Commons)
(Thomas Martinsen/Creative Commons)

(CNN) – Having a couple of glasses of wine could be good for your health but any more than that could have the opposite effect.

That’s according to a review of studies published in b-m-c medicine.

The review found that people who had one or two alcoholic drinks a day reduced their risk of a stroke by eight percent.

But people who had more to drink had an increased risk of stroke.

The risk for those who had more than four drinks a day jumped by 14-percent.

What about those that don’t drink at all?

The lead author of the review said “nondrinkers should not start to drink as a health measure.”

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