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Are certain types of alcohol considered healthier to drink?

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Dr. Alan Wartenberg
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Sorta kinda: In low doses (1 standard drink=6 oz. 10% wine, 1 1/2 oz 40% distilled sprits=12 oz 6% beer) - 2 drinks/day for men, 1 drink/day for women and older men, and no more than 4 drinks on one occasion, alcohol may have a beneficial effect on raising the "good" cholesterol hdl. Red wines, with resveratrol, may have a slight edge, but so does red grape juice. Above that amount, it does more harm than good.

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Are certain types of alcohol more harmful to drink?

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Distilled: Gin, whiskey, etc are not harmful on occasional use. The most beneficial is wine.

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