Drinking one or two glasses of alcohol a day may increase the chances of having a stroke, according to a new genetic study published Thursday.
This new study published in The Lancet links even low levels of alcohol consumption with increased blood pressure that can lead to strokes.
Findings show just one or two drinks daily can cause your risk of a stroke to increase by 10 to 15 percent. That risk growing to as much as 35 percent if you consume four alcoholic drinks a day.
If you're wondering, the study defines "one drink" as either a small glass of wine, a bottle of beer or a single measure of spirits.
A study is now examining more evidence to determine if there's a link between daily drinking and increased risk of heart attacks.
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