Our elders have always known this folk remedy, but now science has confirmed it
Exaggeration with alcohol is definitely not good for health, and that they all agree. However, more studies show that moderate consumption of beverages from our body and how these benefits.
Two studies of Norwegian and Swedish scientists have recently reaffirmed the direct link between moderate alcohol consumption and better heart health.
Scientists led by Imre Jansky, a professor of social medicine at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU). They analyzed the data 60 thousand people with healthy hearts and their habits in alcohol consumption from 1995 to 2008. In the reporting period, slightly more than 1,500 of them suffered deadlock heart.
The researchers compared the data with those people who never or rarely resort to alcohol and found that consumption of 3-5 drinks per week reduces the risk of heart failure by 33 percent.
Those who drank one to three drinks per month had only two percentage points less risk. The results were published in the magazines “Journal of Internal Medicine” and “International Journal of Cardiology”.
Scientists, however, warn that this does not mean that for the sake of the health of the heart should start drinking in immoderate quantities.
– We do not want to encourage people to get drunk. Our study applies only to the cardiovascular system and it is important to emphasize that a little alcohol can be healthy for the heart. But that does not mean that those who drink a little necessary to have a healthy heart – Jansky said.
While this is not the first study linking moderate alcohol consumption with better heart health, the Scandinavian experts say that their study may have more accurate because they were previously implemented in populations where consumption of alcohol commonplace, such as Italy and France. In Norway, this is not the case, for example, because in this country as much as 41 percent of people do not drink at all.