Additional research has shown an association between alcohol consumption and its effect on cardiovascular disease, according to a recent article published in the European Heart Journal. It was a retrospective cohort study following over 14,000 patients without heart failure for over 24 years. The authors observed that early-middle age men who had up to 7 drinks per week had reduced risk of heart failure compared to abstainers. However, in women this effect was less robust. The authors suggest that moderate consumption of alcohol (1-2 drinks/day) may be associated with a lower risk of heart failure. Check out the article below!