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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.

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Study leader: Moderate drinking can help heart patients

Our findings clearly demonstrate that long-term moderate alcohol consumption among men who survived a heart attack was associated with a reduced risk of total and cardiovascular mortality.

We also found that among men who consumed moderate amounts of alcohol prior to a heart attack, those who continued to consume alcohol 'in moderation' afterwards also had better long-term prognosis.

– Dr Jennifer Pai, Study leader

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