But I'm not medically trained so I shouldn't be listened to.
Six healthy reasons to drink more beer Red wine benefits are in this one also.
The negative side here:
The study also showed that those who drink alcohol in excess are more likely to experience a stroke as many as five years sooner than those who drink less. The study did not identify a difference in the type of alcohol consumed, but the data indicates that men should not exceed two drinks per day and women should not go beyond one daily drink.
A stroke is the sudden death of brain cells, due to a lack of oxygen caused by a rupture of an artery or a blockage of blood flow to the brain. It is unclear precisely how alcohol consumption affects stroke risk. Some experts theorize that alcohol’s propensity to thin the blood is what increases the likelihood. Others point to the influence alcohol has on blood pressure and atrial fibrillation (an irregular heartbeat), which are two other health-related stroke risk factors.
“Regardless of the linkage, people who regularly over-indulge in alcohol consumption should consider cutting back,” Dr. Pollock said. “They should also become familiar with their other risk factors.”
According to Dr. Pollock, there are two principle types of stroke risk factors: controllable and non-controllable. “Non-controllable risk factors include gender, race and family history,” he said. “These are aspects over which you have no influence. However, controllable factors you can affect. They include diet and nutrition, physical activity, tobacco use, and alcohol consumption. Modifying these lifestyle behaviors can have a direct benefit, in this case by reducing the likelihood of a stroke.”
To help determine your risk of suffering a stroke, Tennova Healthcare offers a free assessment tool at TennovaStrokeQuiz.com. In as few as five minutes, the online tool identifies personal risk factors for stroke, offers tips to take control of manageable risk factors, and provides an instant report to share with your physician. Visit TennovaStrokeQuiz.com to take the free stroke risk assessment.
The risk assessment is a piece of crap, nothing on use of alcohol. I'm at a high risk for another stroke in the next ten years because of my previous stroke. Shit, I'm already 11 years out from previous stroke so this missed the mark.