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Blood pressure by Dr Rob Hicks, Infinite Ideas

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23. Bottoms up

A little drop won’t kill you, it may just do you some good. Pull up a chair and find out how drinking alcohol can affect your blood pressure. Cheers!

‘A little bit of what you fancy does you good.’ It’s true. So why when we hear it said is this phrase invariably being used by our inner defence lawyer?

With regards to drinking alcohol, we really should be able confidently to raise our glass and say, ‘good health’. Times have indeed changed for alcoholic drinks. They’re now up there in the premier division with the great and the good since research suggests that a moderate amount may help us to keep healthy. It can protect the heart, for example, and of course one of the reasons for making sure blood pressure doesn’t become high ...

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