HEALTH

More than two alcoholic drinks a day can raise risk of hypertension

“For the UK, the results would translate into more than 7,000 inpatient hospitalisations and 678 cardiovascular deaths prevented every year.”

High blood pressure is considered to be 140/90 millimetres of mercury (mmHg) or higher (or 150/90mmHg or higher if you’re over the age of 80).

And ideal blood pressure is typically considered to be between 90/60mmHg and 120/80mmHg.

Mr Preston added: “Drinking in excess for a prolonged period of time, whether that’s been over the summer period or you drink heavily regularly, can raise your blood pressure to unhealthy levels that could lead to more complicated health problems down the line.




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