New study says moderate drinking could reduce stroke risk for women

New study says moderate drinking could reduce stroke risk for women
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POSTED: Friday, March 9, 2012 - 12:00am

UPDATED: Friday, March 9, 2012 - 12:04am

A new study finds drinking moderate amounts of alcohol may help women lower their risk for stroke.

Researchers at Brigham and Women's Hospital studied the medical records of over 80-thousand women.

At the beginning of the study each woman had perfect health.

Researchers studied the women for the next 20 years.

Experts found those who reported light-to-moderate alcohol consumption had a nearly twenty-percent lower risk for stroke.

They say compounds in alcohol may prevent blood clots and cholesterol from sticking to the inside of arteries.
 

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