Differing association of alcohol consumption with different stroke types: a systematic review and meta-analysis

24 Nov 2016Susanna C. LarssonEmail author, Alice Wallin, Alicja Wolk and Hugh S. Markus

Even if moderate drinking may have a beneficial effect by lowering the risk of ischemic stroke, the disadvantages might outweigh the benefits.

Meta Analysis
2 effects
73587 subjects

Reported Outcomes

CausesOutcomeCertainty

Alcohol Beverage risk & protective factor
Alcohol
Beverage

Stroke Brain outcome
Minor increase risk of Stroke
Brain system

High evidence
14.0%

Alcohol Beverage risk & protective factor
Alcohol
Beverage

Stroke Brain outcome
Minor decreased risk of Stroke
Brain system

High evidence
-10.0%