By: Steven Nissen, MD
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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.
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.