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Will the antioxidants in red wine help offset the liver damage from the alcohol?

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Dr. Anatoly Belilovsky
Pediatrics 35 years experience
Not in any...: ...Significant way. If you get the same damage from 10 glasses of wine as from 9 shots of vodka, i don't call that a major protective effect.
Dr. Alan Wartenberg
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Sort of: Small amounts of alcohol do not really cause any damage. The chemical in red wine that may help reduce the incidence of coronary heart disease is resveratrol, and nobody really knows whether anti-oxidant effects are what are protective with it. Safe drinking limits are the same for wine, beer and liquor - no more than 2 drinks/day in men, and one per day in women and older men (over 60). 5 oz.=1d.

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