It seems like every week there's a study telling you whether or not it's healthy to consume alcohol. While it's pretty safe to say that heavy drinking is not a wise health choice, a fairly large-scale study published in European Heart Journal suggests that having about one drink a day could reduce the risk of heart disease.
Researchers followed the habits at nearly 15,000 middle-aged men and women over the course of about a quarter century. They found that drinking up to seven alcoholic drinks per week actually reduced the risk of heart disease compared with teetotalers, though the effect was stronger in men than in women.
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