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is drinking wine good for your health?

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Dr. Gerald Mandell
Nuclear Medicine 52 years experience
Red wine: Red wine, in moderation, has long been thought of as heart healthy. The alcohol and certain substances in red wine called antioxidants may help prevent heart disease by increasing levels of "good" cholesterol and protecting against artery damage.That means glass of wine a day with meal.

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A 62-year-old member asked:

What could RDW of 14.6 (normal range 11-14.5 )and bands 2 mean? Could drinking wine the night before test affect results

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A 21-year-old male asked:

Any tips on quitting tobacco. And i read that drinking a beer once in awhile is good for your health, is that true?

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Dr. Linda Gromko
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Smoking, chewing?: I'm guessing you mean smoking, but it can be a challenge to quit chewing, too. You probably know about the nicotine patches and gum - they help. There is also an anti-depressant medication that is marketed to help people stop smoking (zyban), and a newer drug (chantix) that can work well, too. Both of these require a prescription. Most people quit on their own. Bribe yourself if needed! good luck.

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