Top 10 alcohol health claims

17th 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.

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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