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Moderate drinking is good for heart, if you're rich!

Rich people who enjoy moderate drinking less likely to die from heart disease

Lisa Rapaport | Reuters 

People who enjoy a few cocktails each week may be less likely to die from heart disease than people who rarely or never drink, especially if they’re rich, a Norwegian study suggests. For the study, researchers examined survey data on drinking habits and demographic characteristics for 207,394 adults in Norway. During an average follow-up of 17 years, 8,435 participants died of cardiovascular disease. Compared to the participants who drank less than once a month, moderate drinkers who enjoyed alcoholic beverages two to three times a week were 22 per cent less likely to die ...

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First Published: Sat, January 06 2018. 22:37 IST