No safe alcohol consumption for stroke risk
UK and Chinese researchers followed 500,000 Chinese people for 10 years.
Drinking 1-2 alcoholic drinks every day increased stroke risk by 10-15%.
Drinking 4 drinks every day increased the risk of having a stroke by 35%.
Risk of stroke increases proportionally with the amount of alcohol consumed.
About 1 in 5 people in the UK will have a stroke in their lifetime.
Effect on heart attack risk were not clear cut.
Researcher by the University of Oxford, Peking University and the Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences.