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Binge Drinking Escalates Risk of Heart Attack by 70 Percent

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(Photo : REUTERS/PAOLO BONA) Young Italians drink beer in downtown Milan.

Binge drinking increases risk of heart attack by 70 percent, this is according to a new study published in the journal Epidemiology.

In a report that was done by an international team of researchers, it shows that the chances are high while at the start of binge drinking session. They were able to confirm to the reports that an increase one’s blood pressure is possible through binge drinking and might take effect first hour of imbibing.

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Researchers noted that risks are more dangerous for individuals who don’t really drink on weekdays and up for binge drinking over the weekend. Gin and vodka and also whiskey binge drinking may have high risks of heart attack, unlike binge drinking of wine and beer.

The team also found out that a person who regularly drinks even a small amount can actually experience a cardiac arrest. There is also a possible benefit on it one way or another.

An investigative team from Harvard School of Public Health in Boston explained that risk of heart disease may depend on the amount of alcohol intake daily that a drinker consume. They believed that those who are more on occasional drinking and later on go for binge drinking has high risk.

Several teams from US, Canada, Australia and the Netherlands all gathered up in doing the research project. They combine and analyzed the histories of heart attack victims. An interview has also done to know how much amount of alcohol being consumed and what specific type of alcohol.

The outcome of the study made by the team shows that 72 percent might have the risk of having a heart attack even at the first hour of binge drinking.

Team of researchers concluded “habitual moderate alcohol consumption is associated with a lower risk of heart attacks, whereas binge drinking is associated with higher cardiovascular risk.”

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