The not-so-happy hour
DALLAS - Call it the not-so-happy hour. The risk of stroke appears to double in the hour after consuming just one drink - be it wine, beer or hard liquor - according to a small multi-center study reported in Stroke: Journal of the American Heart Association.
"The impact of alcohol on your risk of ischemic stroke appears to depend on how much and how often you drink," said Murray A. Mittleman, M.D., Dr.P.H., senior author of the Stroke Onset Study (SOS) and director of the Cardiovascular Epidemiology Research Unit at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in the Harvard Medical School.
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