Heavy drinkers at greater risk for a stroke

New studies conclude that heavy drinkers, that is, people who have more than three glasses of alcohol per day, are at greater risk for a bleeding stroke than moderate or non-drinkers. A bleeding stroke is one that is caused by bleeding in the brain and not a blood clot. The study found that heavy drinkers were also more likely to have a stroke earlier in their lives than their non-drinking counterparts. The correlation between heavy drinking and bleeding strokes is not clear and will need further research. Heavy drinking is also associated with other problems, such as liver disease and the risk of falling.


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