Alcohol raises blood pressure

I’ve repeatedly described how alcohol might be our archenemy.  Aside from weakening our immune systems and lowering hormone levels which can compromise sexual function new findings indicate that it can also raise blood pressure.  A mere one alcoholic drink daily can elevate systolic blood pressure (the upper reading when blood pressure is measured) and this negative impact accumulates over time no matter how little we drink.  As heightened systolic blood pressure is associated with increased heart disease risk this adverse discovery suggests that we might need to radically revise our love affair with this insalubrious aperitif.  Chamomile tea anyone.  

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