Alcohol could help male heart attack survivors

Alcohol health study
Alcohol could help male heart attack survivors according to a new report

Two alcoholic drinks a day over a long period gave male heart attack survivors a 42% lower risk of dying from heart disease than non-drinkers, researchers found.

Their risk of death from any cause was also reduced by 14%, though the benefits were only seen with "moderate" drinking.

Higher consumption wiped out the survival gains and increased the chances of dying so they matched those of non-drinkers.

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Alcohol may help heart patients

Alcohol can help men live longer after their first heart attack, a new study has shown.