Study: 1 drink a day could increase risk of stroke

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A new study finds that just one alcoholic drink a day could increase the risk of having a stroke.

The study, published this week in Lancet — a weekly peer-reviewed general medical journal — reveals that having one to two drinks a day increased stroke risk by 10% to 15%.

When the number went up to four drinks, the risk grew by 35%.

Researchers defined “one drink” as either a bottle of beer, one small glass of wine or a single measure of spirits.

The study’s co-author says the research was not clear-cut when it came to linking daily drinking to increased risk of heart attacks, so more evidence will be collected.

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