Date PostedSeptember 18, 2018

Early Drinking Damages Arteries

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According to research, the arteries of teens who drink alcohol and smoke are already beginning to harden even at the age of 17, and even if they only do so occasionally.

The startling revelation was made by a study by The University College London (UCL) which showed a combination of the 2 dangerous habits was linked to even greater arterial damage compared with just doing them separately.

The findings which were published in the European Heart Journal indicated that if teenagers stopped smoking and drinking during adolescence, their arteries would return to normal.

Arterial stiffness is linked to heart attacks and strokes later in life because it indicates damage to the blood vessels.

Even more reason to ensure we don’t serve alcohol to minors. Read more at: https://www.news.com.au/world/breaking-news/early-smoking-drinking-damages-arteries/news-story/56d11175f73f1e33577e298a726cf3fa

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