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Safe amount of alcahol a night with coronory heart disease or is alcahol not safe at all like to drink with heart disease...

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Dr. Andrew Zadeh
18 years experience
Safe: 1 alcoholic beverage a night is recommended for patients with coronary disease, as alcohol improves your body's metabolism of cholesterol and will raise your 'good cholesterol' (hdl). This beverage can be 1 shot of liqueur either alone or mixed in a cocktail form, 1 12oz beer, or 1 glass of wine (5oz). Red wine probably has additional benefit due to antioxidant effects from flavanols within it.
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Last updated Nov 3, 2013


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