A new study has revealed that drinking alcohol moderately could prove beneficial for heart bypass patients.
The research, which was conducted by the researchers from the University of Rome, found that taking two drinks a day after the bypass surgery could decrease the need of heart procedures, in comparison to those who don't drink.
The findings of the study were presented at the annual meeting of the American Heart Association in Chicago.
The researchers based their findings on the questionnaire related to the consumption of alcohol filled by more than 1,000 men who underwent heart bypass surgery and a 3.5 years evaluation of their medical history.
It was found that those who consumed two drinks of alcohol a day had their likelihood of getting more heart procedures was diminished, as compared to the non-drinkers. Those taking low amount of alcohol had 25% less probability of getting extra heart procedures, strokes or heart attacks.
But, the study also suggested that men, who drank six or more drinks a day possessed two-folds the risk to die from heart problems.
Dr. Umberto Benedetto, of the University of Rome La Sapienza said, "The benefit of light amounts of alcohol consumption has been documented in healthy individuals, but our analysis showed a benefit from light alcohol intake in post-coronary bypass patients".