Wednesday, February 17, 2021


from European Heart Journal

It is well known that people who drink a lot of alcohol regularly increase their risk of heart failure. A new study of more than one hundred thousand people found those who regularly drink just modest amounts of alcohol are also at risk for the abnormal heart rhythm, atrial fibrillation. The study, in the European Heart Journal, shows compared to no alcohol, consuming one drink a day was linked to a sixteen percent greater risk of atrial fibrillation. Although, several studies suggest no alcoholic drinks could result in slightly higher risk of heart problems compared to moderate drinkers. But in view of the latest information, a glass of wine a day should no longer be suggested without considering the risks.