Drink Up, Moms! It Just Might Be Saving Your Life!Monica Bielanko
I know I certainly follow a very strict policy of drinking daily. And I guess I just might have been ahead of the game.
As Jezebel reports, a drink a day will keep the ambulance away.
I have long extolled the life-saving virtues of mothers imbibing in a cocktail or two after the kiddies are in bed and now a bonafide study is backing up my own wealth of personal research on the topic. Women who drink moderately have a lower risk of stroke.
As reported on Jezebel, “findings from an ongoing study study published today in the unfortunately-named journal Stroke show that women who drink a glass of wine, beer, or cocktail daily were less likely to suffer strokes than women who don’t drink at all.”
This isn’t any silly little study involving a few women either. Researchers followed the health of more than 80,000 women for 26 years. They came to the conclusion that moderate drinking boosts HDL (a good type of cholesterol) that reduces blood clots which can cause the most common type of a stroke. Researchers also found that the risk of hermorrhagic stroke (a burst blood vessel in the brain) is also reduced.
Again, that’s moderate drinking, folks. So don’t get all party-time and use this study as an excuse. What exactly is moderate drinking, you ask?
Basically it’s a glass of wine, beer or a mixed drink daily.
I personally think the risk of stroke is reduced because your blood pressure is reduced because you are taking a mom moment after a hard day of kid wrangling. But, whatever the reason, drinking is good! Do you hear me? So have a guilt-free glass of wine tonight and relish in the fact that you’re just saving your own live! CHEERS!
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