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Can a cocktail help your heart?

December 2, 2008 12:00:00 AM PST
Can a cocktail improve the health of your heart? The answer is: maybe. But make that one cocktail, not two. Researchers from Brigham and Women's Hospital followed the health of 35,000 women.

They found those who had less than two alcoholic drinks a day had a lower risk for heart disease.

But those who had two or more drinks a day had a 60 percent higher risk for developing heart rhythm disturbances, like atrial fibrillation.

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