from journal Neurology
Stroke is a leading cause of death and disability worldwide. A global study by the National University of Ireland Galway sought to identify factors alcohol may contribute to risk of stroke. The results, published in the journal Neurology, found high and moderate drinking behavior increased odds of a stroke. But there was no convincing link between low alcohol consumption and stroke, although that lower risk varied by region of the world. The study found binge drinking is a factor—that having seven drinks one day per week are likely to be more harmful than having one drink each day per week. Types of alcohol also made a difference. Mainly beer raised stroke risk by about twenty percent. No link from wine consumption.