7 Ways to Reduce Your Heart Disease Risk By 70%: Limit Alcohol Consumption

How damaging can alcohol be to your heart? ProMedica Cardiologist Gopinath Upamaka, MD tells ProMedica HealthConnect correspondent Chrys Peterson that there are 7 things we can do to reduce our risk of heart disease by 70%. One piece of advice from Dr. Upamaka includes limiting your alcohol consumption to one to zero drinks per day. This can significantly reduce your risk of high blood pressure, cardiomyopathy (a weakening of the heart muscle), arrhythmia or irregular heartbeat and other heart-related issues.

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