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Magazine Archives: May 31, 2013

Light Drinking Linked to Lower Blood Pressure

Jacob Gaffney
Issue: May 31, 2013


Heavy alcohol consumption is known to increase hypertension in adults, potentially leading to heart disease and stroke. A recent meta-analysis of previous research by a team of cardiologists at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center and Columbia University has found, however, that light drinking can either reduce the risk of hypertension, or at least not elevate it. Wine Spectator's Jacob Gaffney reports.


For the full article, check out the new issue of Wine Spectator, on newsstands April 23, 2013.


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