A 44-year-old member asked:
Can responsible alcohol consumption be more beneficial or detrimental to your health?
1 doctor answer • 6 doctors weighed in
Dr. Seth Kunenanswered
Clinical Psychology 47 years experience
Complicated: Iscd 2010 study ranked etoh as most harmful of all drugs (eg, cirrhosis of the liver, fas, esophageal varices, dementia, premature aging, etoh poisoning ; death, car accidents, crime ; violence). Some argue that in older folks a drink or two (esp red wine) has some health ; psych'l benefits. However, there are far better ; healthier ways to get same benefits. Remember- everything in moderation!
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Dr. Basil Harris commented
Emergency Medicine 25 years experience
news about the beneficial effects of alcohol get a lot of attention but the risks still far outweigh the benefits. agree with Dr. Kunen: everything in moderation!
Dec 26, 2013
Last updated Jul 22, 2016
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