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Heavy drinkers at increased risk for early stroke
Los Angeles Times

Heavy drinkers who consume three or more servings of alcohol per day are at increased risk of a type of stroke called an intracerebral hemorrhage — and they’re more likely to have that stroke at an earlier age than patients who don’t drink, scientists reported Monday. Writing in the journal Neurology, researchers from the University of Lille Nord de France reported that on average, heavy drinkers were afflicted with intracerebral hemorrhage — which is caused by bleeding in the brain and has a more dire prognosis than more-common ischemic strokes, which are caused by clots in blood vessels — 14 years earlier than people who were not heavy drinkers.