Even moderate drinking can raise heart risk, study finds
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DPA

It’s widely believed that regular consumption of small amounts of alcohol isn’t harmful to health and can even help to protect your heart. This is false, some heart experts warn. Regular alcohol use increases the risk of atrial fibrillation (AF) – also in healthy people without pre-existing conditions – says the German Heart Foundation, citing a new study by the Hamburg-Eppendorf University Medical Centre (UKE). The study found that even a small glass of wine daily can adversely affect heart health. AF is an irregular and often rapid heart rate that can lead to blood clots, stroke, heart failu…

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