Alcohol Is Good for the Heart

Alcohol Is Good for the Heart
Many people abstain from alcohol because they think that it’s good for their health. Overwhelming evidence shows that moderate alcohol consumption reduces the risk of coronary artery disease and promotes longevity. Data from the European Prospective Investigation into Cancer found that consumption of any amount of alcohol (moderate, high or very high consumption) reduces the risk of heart disease by 30 percent. Excessive alcohol consumption, however, increases the risk of addiction, domestic violence and liver disease. Alcohol is also high in calories, so excess consumption could promote obesity. Based on available evidence, women should have one drink per day and men two drinks a day. (Tufts Health Letter, published online)

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