Top 10 alcohol health claims

17th July, 2012 by db_staff

Study after study claims to find new health benefits for wine, beer or spirits, so we have rounded up the best alcohol related health claims.

There are many ” alcohol is good for your health” headlines. In some instances alcohol is seen as a miracle cure that can ward off everything from heart disease to dementia. It’s the secret to a long life, keeps you slim and makes you happier.

In reality the jury’s still out on the supposed health benefits of alcohol, there is evidence to show that drinking more than the daily unit guidelines can lead to all sorts of health problems.

It’s worth remembering that most of the studies behind the headlines focus on a single benefit of alcohol and while alcohol may reduce your risk of one disease, it may increase the risk of another.

The debate of health verus alcohol has always been around and just this week doctors have urged for alcohol bottles to carry cigarette-style graphic health warnings.

On the other hand, it is widely believed that alcohol in moderation can do you good, including enhancing your mood.

Both clinical and experimental evidence suggest that red wine in particular, when consumed in moderation, can protect your health due to grape-derived antioxidant polyphenolics.

Indeed, the antioxidant activity in one glass of red wine (150 ml) is said to be the equivalent to that found in seven glasses of orange juice.

On the following pages we look at some of the more quirky alcohol related health claims that have been discovered.

If you know of any other great health reasons for having a wine or beer that aren’t in our top 10 – leave a comment below or contact us at info@thedrinksbusiness.com

3 Responses to “Top 10 alcohol health claims”

  1. Derek says:

    So if you drink 50 glasses of red wine per month, that’s 12 per week, or 2 per day, with a day off, you will be 100% free of lung cancer. But it says nothing about smoking with those glasses of wine. A miracle cure!

  2. Derek says:

    ‘The beneficial mental effects of alcohol were found when a person drinks up to about 30 drinks per week, and increased with consumption.’ So the garbage that pours forth after a night on the booze isn’t just someone being totally pissed, they are being far to clever for us to understand. No, don’t think so, they are just pissed and being stupid.

  3. Derek says:

    ‘Lose weight with a glass of wine’…and add kilos with litres of beer!

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