Income may play role in alcohol's impact on heart

Income may play role in alcohol's impact on heart

Alcohol's effect on heart health, good or ill, may rely in part on the drinker's income, new research suggests. For example, the study of more than 200,000 Norwegian adults found that having a few drinks per week was linked to a lowered odds of dying from heart disease over the 30 years of the study. But that trend was most pronounced in wealthier people. On the other hand, drinking more than that -- four to seven drinks per week -- was linked to higher rates of heart-linked death, but only for people in the "lowest socioeconomic position," according to a...

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