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How much can i drink before the health benefits of alcohol go away?

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Dr. Jeff Blixt
Addiction Medicine 24 years experience
7 drinks per week: For a female no more than 7 drinks per week, and no more than 3 drinks in one evening. Any thing more is considered at risk drinking and could be harmful.
Dr. Alan Wartenberg
A Verified Doctoranswered
Addiction Medicine 49 years experience
Very little: Firstly, health effects of alcohol are far less than the benefits of exercise, but even these relatively modest effects are lost with more than 2 drinks per day in men, and 1 drink per day in women or those over 60. There is evidence that the same benefits of red wine can be gained with red grape juice. A standard drink consists of 5 oz. Table wine (10%), 12 oz beer (6%) or 1 1/2 oz liquor(40%).

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