Alcohol is so bad for you in so many ways; it's surprising to learn that it could have a healthy effect on your heart.
Since we are old enough to understand the word "alcoholic", we learn about the evils of alcohol. There are myriad: addiction, drunken driving, cirrhosis, hypertension, alcohol poisoning, kidney disease and more. The strange thing is that there are countless ways to die as a beverage. The strange thing is that this drink may actually be mortal good for you under certain circumstances.
The wine was considered for decades, bad for your heart. And 'linked to high blood pressure, diabetes obesity, and heart attacks, to begin with, and people with heart disease, especially heart disease associated with high blood pressure, is almost always advised to abstain completely. Recent evidence, however, suggests that people with heart disease can benefit greatly from certain types of drinking alcohol in certain doses.
So where does the power of alcohol in line with the reduction of risks associated with heart disease?
This is a perfect fit, for sure, but it involves finding is certainly there. The results have to do with a condition called atherosclerosis. Atherosclerosis is also known as an obstruction or narrowing of the arteries, and the main cause of heart attacks. Cholesterol is an important factor in atherosclerosis.
Cholesterol is a sticky, fat, and when too much blood, it gets stuck on the walls of arteries. It ends up in a sticky plaque. The particles in the blood, called platelets, in turn, are it locked plate. Platelets cause blood clotting therefore not bleed to death every time it is cut. However, the ability to develop severe when it occurs in the heart. Blood clots in the arteries restrict blood flow, so oxygenated blood cannot reach the heart. That's when a heart attack happens.
In a strange twist to conventional wisdom, it appears that alcohol may reduce the chances of developing atherosclerosis and have a heart attack. Apparently it has something to do with cholesterol.
In this article, we will learn how the alcohol may be beneficial for the heart, exploring the circumstances that may lead to benefit and learn what the experts in the heart have to say about it.
First, some quick background: There are two types of cholesterol affects the heart, LDL and HDL. High levels of LDL ("bad" cholesterol) and low levels of HDL ("good" cholesterol) can lead to plaque buildup in the arteries of the heart. High levels of HDL cholesterol, on the other hand, it may prevent the accumulation of plaque. This is where the wine comes in.
While most medical professionals aren't ready to call happy hour a heart-healthy activity, some studies do suggest that regular, moderate drinking can have positive benefits to human’s body.