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

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

Different alcoholic drinks

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.

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