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Three drinks a day invite a stroke risk

Now, a new study points out just how moderate your &to=http://english.pravda.ru/main/18/90/360/13733_alcoholic.html' target=_blank>drinking has to be to protect against a brain attack: It should be no more than one drink every other day, and the libation of choice should be red wine.

Consuming more &to=http://english.pravda.ru/main/18/90/359/11593_alcoholism.html' target=_blank>alcohol than that will invite cardiovascular trouble, the researchers said. For men who drink three or more glasses of alcohol a day, the increased risk of stroke reaches almost 45 percent, compared with nondrinkers, according to the report in the Jan. 4 issue of the Annals of Internal Medicine.

Men who consumed one or two drinks on three to four days of the week had a 32% lower stroke risk than non-drinkers.