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Does Moderate Drinking Really Help You Live Longer?

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By David Blyweiss, M.D., Advanced Natural Wellness

May 23, 2018

  • Should you drink for your health?
  • Studies on the benefits of moderate drinking are flawed
  • The dark side of alcohol

Over the years there have been plenty of positive news stories about the “benefits” of moderate alcohol consumption. Every now and then a patient even tells me they’re thinking of taking up drinking as a way to improve their health.

After all, it sure sounds like an easy way to promote heart health, lower your risk of diabetes, help prevent the onset of Alzheimer’s and live a longer lifetime, doesn’t it?

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But despite these potential healthy side effects of drinking in moderation, it also comes with some decidedly unhealthy ones.

What’s more, it turns out that many of the health benefits associated with moderate alcohol consumption may be based on flawed research. Continue reading

Moderate Drinking and Your Health? It’s Complicated.

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By David Blyweiss, M.D., Advanced Natural Wellness

December 6, 2017

  • Health benefits of moderate drinking may be overstated
  • Alcoholic beverages are a recognized human carcinogen
  • Even moderate alcohol intake shrinks the brain

In the November 23rd issue of Advanced Natural Wellness, I mentioned that there is no “healthy” alcohol. And some people took exception to that. “But doc, red wine protects your heart”… “Moderate drinking helps you live longer”…

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Yes and no.

Indeed, the polyphenols in red wine may offer some health and heart-protective benefits. But that doesn’t mean that the alcohol in wine doesn’t come with dangers of its own, as does any type of liquor. Continue reading