That beer or drink with friends can bring harm to your health, depending on your genetics. That’s because drinking alcohol, even if moderate, increases the risk of high blood pressure and stroke.
The study showed that blood pressure increased and the risk of stroke rose to 35% in those who consumed 4 or more doses of alcohol a day.
People who consumed between 10 and 20 grams of alcohol daily (which is considered a low or moderate consumption) were about 15% more likely to have a stroke .
For the development of the study, the researchers used genetic factors that can determine how much the regular consumption of alcohol is harmful to the individual’s health.
Participants responded to reports indicating the amount ingested and at what frequency. The questions also addressed topics such as physical activities and smoking .
The research was published in The Lancet . Researchers from the Universities of Oxford, Beijing and the Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences studied more than 160,000 people over 10 years.
The concern is global
According to the World Health Organization (WHO), about 2.3 billion people worldwide consume alcohol with an average intake of 33 grams per day.