Drinking Alcohol In Middle-Age Raises Stroke Risk

A study published in the journal Stroke found that middle-age adults who drink more than two alcoholic beverages per day may increase their risk of stroke between ages 60 and 75, compared with those who drank less. The study found people who drank, on average, less than half of one alcoholic drink per day had the lowest stroke rate. Consuming more than two drinks per day in middle age was a stronger risk factor for stroke before age 75 than diabetes or hypertension, research showed.