Alcohol consumption even at very low levels increases the risk of stroke, according to an international study, Anatolia news agency reported.
Research was conducted by researchers at the Oxford University Medical Research Council, in co-operation with Beijing University of China, and published their findings in the latest issue of the Lancet scientific journal.
Stroke and vascular disease occur because brain arteries can not deliver oxygen to the brain, leading to a stroke or a simple stroke.
Stroke is one of the leading causes of disability in the world and provokes heavy human and economic burdens for communities, which affects 15 million people every year worldwide, according to the World Health Organization.
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"It is known that stroke rates are increasing due to heavy drinking, but it is not known whether low levels have led to this result," the researchers say.
To reach the results of a new study, researchers surveyed 160,000 adults in East Asia and 500,000 men and women in China who reviewed their everyday habits with alcohol.
After 10 years of monitoring, researchers have found that even with low levels of drinking a cup of alcohol a day, the risk of high blood pressure and stroke increases.
The higher the risk, the greater the risk of stroke and high blood pressure compared to those who do not drink alcohol at all.
"There are no preventative effects of moderate or moderate stroke intake because this increases the chances of getting the disease," says Professor Zengming Chen, co-author of the study.
He added that alcohol consumption causes genetic changes in addicts, increasing the risk of stroke and heart attack.
According to the American National Institute for Alcohol Abuse and Addiction, excessive consumption of alcohol seriously endangers human health and resulted in the deaths of about 3.3 million people in the United States in 2012.
Alcohol abuse accounts for 4 percent of global deaths per year, and alcoholism is one of the factors threatening the loss of longevity due to illness and disability, which is the biggest threat to human life in middle-income countries, where it lives around half of the world's population.
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