You now have a physician's approval to drink. Every. Single. Day.
Toast to your ticker: Having a drink a day is linked to a lower risk of heart failure, finds a new study published in the European Heart Journal.
After tracking the booze habits and health of nearly 15,000 people over 25 years, researchers found that men who had seven drinks per week were 20 percent less likely to experience heart failure than those who don’t drink.
While the findings are significant, they don't necessarily prove that alcohol protects your heart, says study author Scott Solomon, M.D., a professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School. It could just be that casual drinkers lead healthier lifestyles, he says.