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Study: 1 drink per day could increase stroke risk

Posted at 6:28 PM, Apr 05, 2019
and last updated 2019-04-05 21:28:24-04

(KABC) — A new study suggests just one alcoholic drink a day could increase your risk of suffering a stroke.

Researchers in China found those who consume one to two drinks a day have an increased stroke risk of about 10 to 15 percent, compared with nondrinkers.

They tracked more than 500,000 people for a decade, recording their medical history and drinking habits.

The study contradicts the previous belief that a drink a day could actually be good for you.

Researchers said they were not able to draw any conclusions about alcohol and the risk of heart attacks.

This story is courtesy of our ABC affiliate, KABC in Los Angeles.