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One drink a day raises the risk of an abnormal heart rate, finds study – The Independent

Researchers examined the drinking habits and heart health of 108,000 people over 14 years



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It might feel like the perfect way to wind down of an evening, but just one drink a day can raise the risk of an irregular heartbeat, a study has shown.
According to a report in the European Heart Journal, people who consumed as little as 12g of ethanol a day equivalent to a 120ml glass of wine, 330ml beer, or 40mls of spirits were 16 per cent more likely than teetotallers to develop atrial fibrillation.
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