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Excess alcohol hurts your heart:

People who drink more than 2 alcoholic 
beverages per day are 2 times more likely to get hypertension!

The more you drink, the higher your risk.



A little alcohol may help your heart: 

In middle-age and older adults, moderate drinking (1 drink per day) may actually help raise your “good” cholesterol, protecting your heart. 

But younger people who drink have a higher likelihood of dying



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Last Reviewed: Jun 17, 2014