Top 10 alcohol health claims17th July, 2012 by db_staff
9. Alcohol can boost “good” cholesterol
Research published in the British Medical Journal suggests that drinking one alcoholic drink a day can boost levels of “good” cholesterol in the body, an essential ingredient in the fight against heart disease.
According to scientists at the University of Calgary in Canada, 14-25% of people who consume one drink a day are less likely to develop heart disease than those who drink no alcohol at all.
It is the most comprehensive study to date into the link between moderate alcohol consumption and heart disease.
While small quantities of red wine have previously been found to help lessen the risk of heart disease, the latest research shows that it is the alcohol content that provides the health benefits and not the type of drink.