Study: Increased Amounts of Alcohol Could Lead to Heart Disease

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NBC NEWS – New research reveals that increased amounts of alcohol in the elderly could lead to heart disease. The study tracked the weekly alcohol consumption and the size, structure and motion of various parts of the heart in elderly individuals.

Researchers found that the more people drank, the greater their risk of experiencing subtle changes in the heart. This was especially true among women. The heavier drinking led to effects on the heart muscle such as enlargement or thickening.

Experts stress that this study reinforces the U.S. recommendations that those who drink, should do so in moderation.

The American Heart Association recommends that women limit their alcohol consumption to up to one drink per day and recommends up to two drinks per day for men.

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