One Hangover Could Increase Your Risk of Stroke

One Hangover Could Increase Your Risk of Stroke

We’re not suggesting you put down the beer, wine, and cocktails entirely (though you might want to if you’re trying to cut calories) as moderate drinking can have some positive benefits, but you might want to cut back on the quantity you’re drinking in one night if you’re often feeling woozy in the morning.

As part of the FinDrink Study, researchers found that among the sample of more than 2,600 men, “binge drinking was associated with increased atherosclerotic progression in an 11-year follow-up of middle-aged men” and that while hangovers increase the stroke risk in men who were heavy drinkers, “hangovers increased the risk of stroke independent of the total amount of alcohol consumed.”

They also found that high blood pressure, being overweight, and consuming more than 6 drinks in one drinking period (For example, one drinking period could be a trip to the bar) more than twice a week increased the risk of death from stroke.

The findings were first published in the Journal of Neurology, Acta Neurologica Scandinavica, and Atherosclerosis.