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Too much alcohol can hurt your heart; Study of irregular heart beats in women

From NBC12 Healthcast

The benefits of drinking alcohol have been thoroughly studied. But, new research indicates there can be too much of a good thing. 

Harvard researchers studied the effect of alcohol on irregular heartbeat among women. 

They found that women who had one to two drinks a day had a lower risk for having an irregular heart beat -- but if they drank more than -- that the risk went up significantly.

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