Research Roundup

March 1999 Issue

Stroke Protection From Alcohol...or Is it Diet?

Moderate drinkers—one to two alcoholic drinks a day—are only about half as likely as teetotalers to suffer ischemic stroke, the most common kind, suggests a four-year study from Columbia University. There was no difference among the effects of beer, wine or liquor. Heavy drinkers—seven or more drinks a day—had a much higher risk of stroke. Journal of the American Medical Association, January 6, 1999. Wine drinkers eat

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