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  » Men's health  »  Is alcohol good for a man's hert?

Studies have shown that moderate drinkers — men who have two or less drinks per day — are less likely to die from sudden cardiac death. Sudden cardiac death usually happens when the heart begins beating too fast or chaotically to pump blood in the right way. Small amounts of alcohol might help protect the heart by cutting the risk of blood clots in the heart's arteries and by reducing problems with the heart's rhythm. Heavy drinking though, can actually increase the risk of heart failure, stroke, and high blood pressure, and cause many other health problems. If you don't drink alcohol, you should not start drinking solely to benefit your heart. Learn more about how to protect yourself from heart disease by clicking here.