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A 25-year-old male asked:

is a little bit of alcohol good for me?

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Dr. Claudia Anglade
Family Medicine 9 years experience
Depends: Whether alcohol is good or not depends on many factors such as your overall health, your age and whether you have any medical conditions. If you are currently taking any medications also plays a role. Lastly the quantity and type of alcohol is a factor in how alcohol may affect you.

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A 21-year-old member asked:

Is beer considered alcohol?

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Dr. Anatoly Belilovsky
Pediatrics 35 years experience
Yes.: One can of regular beer = 1 shot of hard liquor.
Dr. George Klauber
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Beer can contain between 2.5% alcohol, up to and above 12%. Most non-light beers contain about 4.5% alcohol
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As a general rule in terms of alcohol content, one beer is equivalent to one glass of non-fortified wine or one shot of liquor. So if one is drinking a lot of beer, one is drinking a lot of alcohol.
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