Study: Moderate drinking tied to lower stroke risk

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(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.” provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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