A Little alcohol Every Day Is Good!


According to the article referenced here, the daily intake of small amounts of alcohol have a beneficial effect on health. It leads to lower levels of cardiovascular disease for most people. Both my primary-care physician, and my cardiologist have believed this to be true for many years, and I just finished my one glass of red wine tonight!

As it states within the article, “In this study we have shown for the first time that low doses of alcohol are potentially beneficial to brain health, namely it improves the brain’s ability to remove waste.” And it goes on to state, "The finding adds to a growing body of research that point to the health benefits of alcohol in small doses. While excessive consumption of alcohol is a well-documented health hazard, many studies have linked lower levels of drinking with a reduced risk of cardiovascular diseases as well as a number of cancers."
Here's a link to the entire article: http://www.futurity.org/alcohol-brains-toxins-1670982/

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If a little is good, is a lot better?

Mad Jack
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Innumerable studies have shown that too much alcohol causes a great deal of harm. In the article to which I provided a link, it states: "'Prolonged intake of excessive amounts of ethanol is known to have adverse effects on the central nervous system,' says Maiken Nedergaard, co-director of the Center for Translational Neuromedicine at the University of Rochester Medical Center (URMC) and lead author of the study."
Of course, we can add to this, negative effects on many internal organs, including but not limited to, the liver and kidneys! If we throw in traffic deaths attributed to drinking and driving, we all know which way this is going.
Oh, MJ...just in case some readers here take you seriously, we all need Vitamin D. As we age, we are often prescribed to take Vitamin D. I am. However, if one has too much Vitamin D, it becomes toxic to the body. This happened many years ago to my mother. There are many things like this...including alcohol! A little is OK. I lot is toxic!

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