Risk Of Having A Stroke Increases One Hour After 'Happy Hour'
Jul 19, 2010 15:15
Happy hour may not be so happy after all, as researchers have discovered that the risk of developing a stroke is twice as high the hour immediately after consuming alcohol, even if it was as little as one drink.
Exactly why this occurs is not fully understood, but study researcher Murray A. Mittleman theorizes that alcohol may increase blood pressure levels or affect the blood's ability to clot. High blood pressure and abnormal blood clotting can increase one's risk of developing a stroke.
What's perplexing to these researchers is that numerous other studies have shown that moderate alcohol consumption (no more than two drinks per day for men and one drink per day for women) may provide some important health benefits including lower risk for heart disease and stroke. Learn the full details via WebMD
If you are keen to build as much muscle as possible, then there are certain steps which you would benefit from taking. Many people want to see their arms or torso grow in a small amount of time. It is perfectly achievable to do that, but you have to know how to get there. Read more
Whether it’s work-related or caused by financial worries, stress is something everyone experiences. While some causes of stress can be deal with, others are unavoidable. So it’s crucial that we all learn how to manage our stress in a way that works for us. Read more
Whether you’re feeling unhealthy or your doctor tells you that you have to, losing weight is a common “must-do,” particularly for many Americans. The obesity statistics in the US are shocking, with 68% of adults considered to be either overweight or obese. 6.3% of Americans are considered “extremely” obese. With these scary stats in mind, it is vitally important to maintain a healthy body weight. Read more