Alcohol consumption may heighten the risk of dying from stroke.
This study explored the relationship between alcohol intake and the likelihood of dying from stroke. Data on the alcohol drinking habits and mortality records of 2,609 men with no previous history of stroke were obtained through questionnaires and death certificates.
Researchers noted that compared to non drinkers, alcohol consumers had higher chances of dying from a stroke attack. According to this study, men who drank alcohol more than 2.5 times per week exhibited the highest stroke mortality risk. "This study shows a strong association between the frequency of alcohol consumption and stroke mortality, independent of total amount of alcohol consumption," the authors concluded.