A recent Harvard Medical School study found that men who suffer a heart attack could help their recovery odds by having a couple alcoholic beverages daily. This study showed that after suffering a first heart attack, men who are moderate drinkers are much less likely to die compared to non-drinkers. This is really good news and a really good reason to come out to Daddy-O's Pub in Lewisville for Happy Hour or for two rounds of our Nightly Drink Specials.
The researchers from Harvard studied approximately 2,000 American men who had a heart attacks from 1986 - 2006. They followed up with the men for up to a 20 years following their first heart attack. Out of the 2,000 men, only 468 died during the course of this study. But, the men who drank two alcoholic beverages each day over a the 20 some odd years were 42 percent less likely to die from heart disease.
Dr. Jennifer Pai, Assistant Professor of Medicine at the Harvard Medical School, said "We also found that among men who consumed moderate amounts of alcohol prior to a heart attack, those who continued to consume alcohol 'in moderation' afterwards also had better long term prognosis." Dr. Pai said a standard portion in the study was a 4-ounce glass of wine, a bottle or can of beer, or a shot of spirits. Those who drank the equivalent of two of these each day were considered moderate drinkers.
Previous research suggests moderate alcohol consumption lowers risk of dying from heart disease among healthy people, but this is the first study to measure alcohol drinking before and after a heart attack. Dr. Pai said men who have already been drinking moderate amounts of alcohol can carry on with their drinking following a heart attack, but to discuss it with their doctor first. So, "Drink Up" America to prevent having "The Big One".
Daddy-O's Pub loves sharing this kind of medical research information with our patrons. Take it like a Public Service Announcement. Good news like this gives you motivation to come out to have a couple of shots or something from our drink specials to promote a healthy lifestyle. Just remember to drink responsibly. Come join us tonight at Your Favorite Bar in Lewisville! Please let us know what you think about our blog and share it with your friends. There is nothing like Daddy-O's Pub with Sexy Singles, Karaoke Nights, Open Mics, and The Best Drink Specials in Lewisville!