New Report: No Amount Of Alcohol Is Good For Your Heart

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – A new report says no amount of alcohol is good for your heart. The report from the World Heart Federation calls out previous claims that moderate drinking, such as a glass of red wine a day, can offer protection against heart disease. In a statement, the co-author noted, “the moderation claims are at best misinformed and at worst an attempt by the alcohol industry to mislead the public about the danger of their product.”

If you want to promote heart health, physicians suggest controlling your cholesterol, and regular exercise. Cleveland Clinic cardiologist Dr. Steven Nissen says, “The problem is that there are people who think, ‘Well, gee, if I just have a drink a day, I’m protected from heart disease’ and that’s fundamentally wrong.” He goes on, “There’s no reason to drink to try and protect your heart.”

Research shows drinking alcohol can increases the risk of several health problems including high blood pressure, stroke and cancer.

Our question of the night: do you drink alcohol daily?

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