Just one drink a day can raise risk of AF

Even light alcoholic consumption raises the chance of the arrhythmia, researchers say

Even light drinking, if it's regular, can raise a person's risk of developing atrial fibrillation, a study suggests.


An analysis of data from more than 100,000 European adults who were free of AF at baseline, reveals that a drink a day raises the risk of developing the arrhythmia by 16%, according to the results published in the European Heart Journal.

The researchers defined a drink a day as 12g of ethanol or the equivalent of one small glass of wine (120ml), a small beer (330ml) or 40ml of spirits