Moderate alcohol intake linked with minimum cardiovascular disease risk, a new study discovered. According to this research, moderate consumption of alcohol may be safe for people with cardiovascular disease.
The study has also found a link between drinking 7–8 alcoholic drinks per week and a lowered risk of heart attack, stroke, angina, or death from cardiovascular causes.
People who drank 6 ounces (oz) of alcohol every day reduced their risk by 50% than those with CVD who do not drink.
The new findings were published in BMC Medicine, a journal part of Springer Nature.
The study authors analyzed health records for 48,423 adults in the United Kingdom with CVD. The data was produced by U.K. Biobank, Health Survey for England, and the Scottish Health Survey based on 12 previous studies.
The research involved data of individuals who had self-reported their alcohol consumption between 1994–2008. Also, the researchers compared their previous records with hospital admission, health, and death-registry records.
The study concluded that alcohol consumption may not be harmful to people with CVD. Drinking up to 15 g of alcohol per day was associated with a reduced risk of occurring heart attack, stroke, angina, or death.
People who drank just 6 g of alcohol daily experienced a 50% lower risk of cardiovascular events compared to people with CVD who did not drink.
“These findings raise the question of whether differential drinking limits should be recommended in patient subgroups and warrant further the investigation,” The authors suggest.