300 g of beer in a week is dangerous for the heart.
About 300 g of beer a week is enough to begin the process of hardening of the arteries, which can lead to the development of heart disease.
To such conclusion scientists from University College London.
British researchers observed nearly 4 000 people within 25 years. They found that even moderate drinking, for the entire half glass of wine a week causes premature aging of the circulatory system. As suggested by science, alcohol activates enzymes that have a negative impact on the degree of elasticity of artery walls, reducing their conductivity and impeding blood flow.
The researchers measured how quickly artificial wave pulse pass through the main arteries in the neck and thighs of the volunteers. The higher the rate, the stiffer arteries are. Then, the resulting information was compared with data on the level of the used alcoholic beverages volunteers. Note that cardiovascular disease is still the leading cause of death of inhabitants of our planet.
The study showed that even 300 g of beer or half a glass of wine a week was enough to the process of hardening of the arteries has begun. However, the researchers emphasize that they are still not quite clear exactly how alcohol affects the health of the arteries. Moreover, previous studies have shown some benefit to moderate alcohol consumption. It is known that alcohol can increase the level of “good” cholesterol in the bloodstream.
And yet alcohol activates enzymes that cause the accumulation of collagen. And this, in turn, contributes to the process of hardening of the arteries.
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