What’s the right amount or frequency to consume alcohol?

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According to research published today in EP Europace, which is a journal of the European Society of Cardiology (ESC) probabilities of atrial fibrillation are more when smaller proportions of alcohol are consumed more frequently rather than consuming more amounts of alcohol less frequently.


Dr. Jong-Il Choi of Korea University College of Medicine and Korea University located in Seoul, which is the Republic of Korea has said that science has only focussed on the recommendation of reducing the absolute amount of alcohol, disregarding the frequency of consumption. Ironically, their study suggests that drinking less amount of alcohol more frequently may be crucial for the protection against the atrial fibrillation.


Increasing the risk of heart-stroke by 5 times, Atrial fibrillation is the most common heart rhythm disorder. The patients suffering from Atrial fibrillation also suffer from palpitations, racing or irregular pulse, shortness of breath, tiredness, chest pain and dizziness.

The risk of Atrial fibrillation is increased by 8% for every 12 g of alcohol (approximate amount of alcohol in a drink) consumed per week says a meta-analysis concerning the issue. Still, it was not sure which was riskier to the health- the frequency or the amount?


While this study examined the relative importance of frequent drinking versus more drinking. The analysis was done on almost 776,956 individuals without atrial fibrillation who initially underwent a national health check-up in 2009, who were being followed-up until 2017 for the occurrence of the disease.


The frequency of drinking sessions per week was the biggest risk factor for new-onset atrial fibrillation. The hazard ratio of 1.412 was recorded for those who consumed alcohol every day. While it only went up to 0.933 for those who consumed alcohol twice a week, though in a more quantity.

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