Raise A Glass – Any Glass – to Your Heart Health (Video)

It Turns Out that Wine Isn’t the Only Beneficial Alcohol

Different alcoholic drinks

Patients often ask whether it’s “heart healthy” to drink wine every day.  The answer is that a small amount of wine each day may be beneficial, but as it turns out, there doesn’t seem to be anything special about wine.

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Recent studies have found that a small amount of any alcohol — including wine, beer or just about any alcoholic beverage — seems to be associated with a lower risk of heart disease.  A “small amount” is defined as one glass of wine or some other alcoholic beverage for women, and two for men.

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Steven Nissen, MD

Steven Nissen, MD, is Chairman of the Department of Cardiovascular Medicine at Cleveland Clinic. In 2007, TIME Magazine named him “one of the 100 most influential people in the world.”
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