One Drink With Alcohol Immediately Doubles Stroke Risk (En)
Just having one drink of alcohol was found to increase your risk of stroke 2 times immediately after consuming the beverage. After 2-hours, the risk of stroke is increased 1.6 times when compared to your risk before having the drink.
What this means is that consuming alcohol can put people in a state of elevated stroke risk for a period of time. The good news is that people who consumer alcohol moderately after a period of 24-hours will actually have a 30% lower risk of stroke when compared to those who drink no alcohol.
The bottom line is that in the short-term, alcohol can increase your risk of stroke, but moderate drinking in the long-term can actually lead to health benefits and a reduced stroke risk.