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Don't Say a Little Alcohol is Healthy...

You hear it all the time. “A glass of red wine a day is good for you.” But many experts insist no study has ever proved a relationship between moderate drinking and lower risk of death. Instead, the association may occur because healthy people—with healthy habits—just don’t drink a lot. Even supporters of booze for health are quick to point out that alcohol has been linked to breast cancer, liver disease and stroke when abused; The New York Times reports.

Hooch might be a great social lubricate, but it’s risky. Dr. Fuhrman doesn’t condone alcohol for health, saying the negatives of alcohol outweigh the supposed positives. For example, a previous report found heavy drinking harms the heart, by stiffening arteries and raising blood pressure.

In related news, excessive drinking has been shown to shrink brain volume and a lot of boozing may be lead to erectile dysfunction. So, don’t drink. You’ll go limp and dumb!

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Ann Cammarano - June 18, 2009 8:38 AM

Hi,

I heard there is a study out that claims even a little wine each day can shrink one's brain.
Is this true?
I heard it from a very reliable source.

Thank you.

Ann

Gerry Pugliese - June 18, 2009 9:03 AM

Hey Ann-

Don't know. I Googled it and the only recent thing that comes up is the one I cite in the post.

Peace.
-Gerry

Lifer - June 18, 2009 9:19 AM

So if I'm already limp and dumb I shouldn't have any worries about partaking?

Gerry Pugliese - June 18, 2009 10:18 AM

Hey Lifer-

You might want to keep that to yourself. ;)

Peace.
-Gerry

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