More than 2 drinks per day increases stroke risk, study finds

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Friday, January 30, 2015
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Too much alcohol in middle age can increase your stroke risk as much as high blood pressure or diabetes, according to a new study in the journal Stroke.

People who average more than two drinks a day have a 34 percent higher risk of stroke compared to those whose daily average is less than half a drink.

Researchers also found that people who drink heavily in their fifties and sixties tend to suffer strokes earlier in life.