Alcohol may not be as good for the heart as once thought

Published: Mar. 8, 2019 at 2:10 PM EST
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New research is challenging the popular belief that alcohol is good for the heart.

Scientists at Wake Forest University found moderate drinking increases the risk of high blood pressure.

Their study included data from over 17-thousand adults who reported their alcohol use.

People who had just one or two drinks a day were significantly more likely to have hypertension than non-drinkers.

Experts say this could be because of the extra calories or the effects of alcohol on the brain and liver.

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