A 21-year-old member asked:
Is wine healthier to drink than other forms of alcohol?
2 doctor answers • 4 doctors weighed in
Psychiatry 30 years experience
It depends: All alcohol should be consumed in moderation. Some studies have demonstrated benefits from the antioxidants in red wines in particular. These benefits are entirely negated if people overindulge.
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Addiction Medicine 49 years experience
Possibly: Depends on how much wine. There is some evidence that resveratrol, a chemical found in red wines (and also red grape juice) may have cardiac protective effects. In men, up to 2 standard drinks per day (one shot of 80 proof liquor, 8 oz of beer, 5 oz wine) and in women 1 drink per day, is associated with some cardiac protection. Higher doses cause way more harm than good, and exercise is better.
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Last updated Apr 3, 2020
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