Heavy drinking could lead to stroke earlier in life

Posted on: 6:00 pm, September 11, 2012, by , updated on: 06:58pm, September 11, 2012

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(CBS) – Drinking heavily may lead to a stroke earlier in life.

A new study of stroke survivors found people who had three or more alcoholic drinks a day suffered a stroke on average 14 years earlier than people who did not drink a lot.

Researchers also found that among stroke victims who were younger than 60, heavy drinkers were more likely to die within two years.