Light Drinking Linked to Lower Blood Pressure

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.

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