The best thing for almost everything in life is everything in moderation. Particularly when it comes to drinking. Lately, we’ve been getting a whole lot of mixed messages regarding drinking and heart health. It seems moderate amounts is good for us, but excessive amounts aren’t.
A study published in the journal Circulation reveals that enjoying six or more drinks in one night may increase our risk for stroke and heart attacks within the following week, but drinking two to four drinks in a night actually lower that same risk.
“The impact of alcohol on your risk of heart attacks and strokes depends on how much and how often you drink,” said lead study author Elizabeth Mostofsky of the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health in Boston told the Washington Post. “Habitual moderate alcohol consumption is associated with lower risk of heart disease in both sexes, but the amount of alcohol associated with cardiovascular benefits is lower among women than among men,” Mostofsky added.