Study: Stroke patients may develop taste for more alcohol

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A new study out of Texas A&M found surprising links between stroke patients and alcohol. (KTRK)

Researchers at Texas A&M said a new study suggests people who have a stroke may develop an increased preference for alcohol.

Professors at the College of Medicine said the research shows damage to the brain after a stroke may actually encourage patients to drink more.

While doctors have long known excessive alcohol use can lead to a stroke, this is one of the first studies that seeks to understand how alcohol-related behavior changes after a stroke.

You can read about the study in the new issue of Scientific Reports.

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