“It seems certain . . . both zero alcohol intake and excessive alcohol confers cardiac risk “
I stumbled upon the above conclusion from a respectable source*
*This is from the famous INTERHEART study published in Lancet.
Can it be true ? What is the proof ?
Consuming moderate quantity of alcohol reduces cardiac risk
Does it make sense to skew this statement like this
. . . Not taking alcohol would be a cardiac risk in other wise healthy individual .
Can we profess such a reasoning ? My colleagues call it stupidity ?
If it is true , are we justified to use alcohol as a primary prevention drug ?
Which type of alcohol we are talking about ?
I am struggling to get specific answers .
After reading the INTERHEART study , my conviction is the “dangerous suggestion” may indeed have a significant quantum of truth ! Readers may share their thinking .
In a country like India where alcohol is considered as a killer chemical with a huge social stigma , it is blasphemous to suggest not taking it can be cardiac risk factor !