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Is wine healthier to drink than other forms of alcohol?

Is wine healthier to drink than other forms of alcohol?

It depends: All alcohol should be consumed in moderation. Some studies have demonstrated benefits from the antioxidants in red wines in particular. These benefits are entirely negated if people overindulge. ...Read more

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Are all alcoholic drinks equally damaging to liver? Or is one type better, i.E. Wine or scotch better than beer?

Are all alcoholic drinks equally damaging to liver?  Or is one type better, i.E. Wine or scotch better than beer?

ALCOHOL is ALCOHOL: Too much alcohol (ethyl alcohol , ch3ch2oh) in any form can damage the liver. Alcohol in moderation is the key: generally 2 drinks a day is max . 1 drink =1oz hard liquor, 8 oz. Wine, 12 oz. Beer. The health benefits of red wine has been documented for heart health but again 2 drinks a day is recommended. ...Read more

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Are certain types of alcohol considered healthier to drink?

Are certain types of alcohol considered healthier to drink?

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. ...Read more

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Can you drink any kind of alcohol beverage to maintain good health or is it limited to 1 glass of red wine?

Can you drink any kind of alcohol beverage to maintain good health or is it limited to 1 glass of red wine?

Little impact: This old story is typical of the problems that are caused by retrospective studies -- self-reports without the possibility of controlling for other variables. Different studies give very different results. The hoopla a few years ago about something magic in red wine itself turned out to be fueled by fraudulent research. Stay healthy by proven methods & make ur alcohol / wine decisions to please u. ...Read more

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Is drinking caffeine daily bad for you? In the form of energy drinks tea coffee and sodas?

Is drinking caffeine daily bad for you? In the form of energy drinks tea coffee and sodas?

Complex question.: The answer depends on your health, what you mean by "bad", & how much caffeine you drink. In general, coffee & tea have less caffeine than soda, which has less than energy drinks. Coffee & tea can also be decaffeinated. Too much caffeine can cause abnormal heart rhythms & thereby put you @ risk for stroke. Moderation is key. Use HealthTap Prime to relay your concerns or TTYD (talk to your doctor) ...Read more

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What is the least harmful form of alcohol to drink?

What is the least harmful form of alcohol to drink?

Why do you ask?: The danger comes from the amount of ethanol you take in. If sounds to me as if someone is putting pressure on you to drink and that you don't want to. Good for you. Of the alcoholic beverages, beer and wine are less associated with people actually drinking to get drunk, which hopefully isn't something you'll want to do often. I used to ask for a 'virgin mary' -- looks like alcohol but isn't. ...Read more

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What is the alcohol content of light beer compared to regular beer?

What is the alcohol content of light beer compared to regular beer?

It varies: This varies by brand but we can make some reasonable generalizations. Most regular beers are about 5% alcohol, and most "light beers" are closer to 4%. If you want to know for sure, you may have to look it up for a particular brand or call the company. So about 5 light beers = 4 regular beers. Clearly you can get drunk on both so be careful! More info available on the NIAAA website ...Read more

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How many glasses of wine is healthy to drink?

How many glasses of wine is healthy to drink?

None: A recent study revealed that no amount of alcohol healthy, so I would not take a chance. ...Read more

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Does drinking rum affect the nervous system in ways that are different than other alcoholic beverages?

Does drinking rum affect the nervous system in ways that are different than other alcoholic beverages?

Alcohol is alcohol: The only difference between different forms of alcohol is the percent of alcohol in the drink, which in combination with the amount consumed determines the effective dose of alcohol. This absorption of the dose may be altered by several factors, such as whether food is present in the stomach. ...Read more

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How much alcohol or how many drinks per week is considered within safe limits, specifically wine?

How much alcohol or how many drinks per week is considered within safe limits, specifically wine?

No quantity: Hello! No quantity of alcohol ingestion is considered to be safe. If you chose to continue to drink, I would recommend to stay under 1 glass of wine per day. Red wine is better than white wine. ...Read more

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Is coke zero bad or any different the other diet drinks? I like it more than diet coke or cherry diet coke.

Is coke zero bad or any different the other diet drinks? I like it more than diet coke or cherry diet coke.

Diet sodas: Guess what? Diet sodas don't help u lose weight! bubbles are bursting! actually, all diet sodas except those with stevia--potentially negative health problems. We usually make up for the decrease in calories from zero calorie sodas by eating more "other" calories. Try to drink water, especially pH balanced water more on the alkaline side--ph about 8 or higher. I believe you will feel better. ...Read more

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Is beer better than wine or vodka for not triggering SVT???

Is beer better than wine or vodka for not triggering SVT???

SVT: As far as we know SVT sensitive to alcohol is sensitive to alcohol. There are content/volume differences between beer, alcohol and vodka but I'm unaware of any studies to show a difference in triggering frequency. ...Read more

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Is there any benefits to drinking alcohol in moderation? If so, how much is moderation?

Is there any benefits to drinking alcohol in moderation?  If so, how much is moderation?

Debateable: one drink of wine or liquor daily will initially act as a stimulant and open blood vessels; however more is never better and altimatey act as depressants. ...Read more

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Which is more addiciting: drinking beer or liquor?

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Which is more addiciting: drinking beer or liquor?

Addiction: Both are, unfortunately, depending on continuous use in large amounts over time. ...Read more

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Are certain types of alcohol more harmful to drink?

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

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Is beer or wine better to drink than hard liquor?

Is beer or wine better to drink than hard liquor?

Alcohol is alcohol: As far as calories go, blood levels, getting drunk, potential damage to organs, risk for breast cancer, a drink is a drink (see my other answer for that). Speed of intake affects how much alcohol is absorbed, and blood levels, whether you nurse a beer, glass of wine, or mixed drink. Trace vits, minerals, toxins, antiox minimal effects on health. All may increase good cholesterol somewhat. ...Read more

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I drink 2 to 4 liters of (caffeine-free) diet soda each day as my primary/sole source of liquid in take. Is this a dangerous or unhealthy choice?

I drink 2 to 4 liters of (caffeine-free) diet soda each day as my primary/sole source of liquid in take. Is this a dangerous or unhealthy choice?

See previous answer: It could be a healthy choice depending on what your other choices might be. Drinking beer? Much better. Drinking water? Not so much. Drinking sugar sweetened soda? Way too many calories in 2 liters of soda. I would consider this amount of soda, juice, coffee or milk excessive. Moderation in all things. ...Read more

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Is drinking a very small amount of alcohol on occasion, healthier than no alcohol at all, ever?

Is drinking a very small amount of alcohol on occasion, healthier than no alcohol at all, ever?

Maybe: Many studies suggest health benefits from a small amount of alcohol daily. This amount can be 1 glass of wine, 1 oz of hard liquor or 1 bottle of beer a day. ...Read more

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Is wine healthier to drink than other forms of alcohol?

It depends: All alcohol should be consumed in moderation. Some studies have demonstrated benefits from the antioxidants in red wines in particular. These benefits are entirely negated if people overindulge. ...Read more

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My husband says drinking red wine is good 4 health is it true? i was totally against alcohol hearing this from my husband i was confused can u help?

My husband says drinking red wine is good 4 health is it true? i was totally against alcohol hearing this from my husband i was confused can u help?

Antioxidants...: Red wine has been shown to be beneficial for health-likely due to the antioxidants that are found in the skin of the grapes. This is not a reason to start drinking wine if you don't drink alcohol. Excessive alcohol consumption certainly has risks that outweigh the benefits. If you want antioxidants, you are better off eating a spinach salad with vegetables than drinking wine. ...Read more

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Is drinking alcohol (eg glass Of beer or wine) everyday bad for your health?

Is drinking alcohol (eg glass
Of beer or wine) everyday bad for your health?

Probably ok: Drinking 1 glass of wine or beer is generally OK for a woman and up to 2 glasses of wine or beer is usually ok for a man. But there are always exceptions to this rule such as if you have liver problems or are taking some medications (like seizure medications) which can be affected by alcohol use and decrease their efficacy. Personally I would drink tea or water but to each his or her own :) ...Read more

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Can you drink any kind of alcohol beverage to maintain good health or is it limited to 1 glass of red wine?

Little impact: This old story is typical of the problems that are caused by retrospective studies -- self-reports without the possibility of controlling for other variables. Different studies give very different results. The hoopla a few years ago about something magic in red wine itself turned out to be fueled by fraudulent research. Stay healthy by proven methods & make ur alcohol / wine decisions to please u. ...Read more

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I gym 5 days a week and have a healthy diet.I drink alcohol once a week when out with friends, usually a few bottles of wine.Will this affect my weight?

I gym 5 days a week and have a healthy diet.I drink alcohol once a week when out with friends, usually a few bottles of wine.Will this affect my weight?

of course!: Alcohol is a hidden weight gain nightmare.! when we drink, we tend to eat things that are not so healthy! try to have 1-2 glasses a wine when you are out and limit what you eat when you are out drinking! ...Read more

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Does 1 glass of red wine (250 ml, 14.5% alcohol) taken everyday causes liver damage in a young healthy individual? I drink lots of water.

Does 1 glass of red wine (250 ml, 14.5% alcohol)  taken everyday causes liver damage in a young healthy individual? I drink lots of water.

Seems ok: Red wine in moderate amounts like a glass a day is tolerated by one with normal liver function. If you're really concerned have your physician order a battery of liver function tests. You are averaging 3 glasses a day. ...Read more

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I have drink 4 bottle of wine last 4 days I just want to know how is the alcohol gonna from my body as I have a medical test in 3 days I do smoke too?

I have drink 4 bottle of wine last 4 days I just want to know how is the alcohol gonna from my body as I have a medical test in 3 days I do smoke too?

Perhaps a more: important issue is about the choices you are making with smoking and drinking. You are young and have a chance to turn thing around before your health and relationships get damaged. Please call the doc who ordered the test and ask about any contraindications for testing. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Why does drinking wine affect me differently than drinking hard alcohol?

Why does drinking wine affect me differently than drinking hard alcohol?

WINE: Beer = 5% alcohol content, wine=11-13%, liquor 45-50%. 1.Oz liquor=9.Oz of beer = 4.Oz of wine. Same deadly consequences to drinker and same mental destruction to everyone else in many generations as the gene is powerfully transferred from gen to generations to men-women. No alcohol. No choice. No alternative. No intent to disregard lives of innocent others in family. Stop deadly intent. ...Read more

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Is there any "cure" where you have to drink a Measured amount of alcohol or wine a day? I have never drunk alcohol myself

Cure of what??: Firstly, the conventional wisdom is that people with chemical dependency, like people with asthma or diabetes, usually are not "cured," but their disorder can be controlled and put into remission where it is not causing harm. There are a handful of programs around that try to teach people with alcohol problems how to drink socially - one is called 'Managed Moderation,' but are of ? value. ...Read more

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Very tempted to drink a shot, a wine cooler, etc. What can drinking alcohol do to someone on medications?

Depends on meds: Alcohol has a large number of drug interactions that can effect many medications, reducing their concentrations in the body and thus their effect. In some cases the interaction can be very dangerous, others less so. One shot, or one wine cooler, is very unlikely to do much of anything, but i suspect you are talking larger amounts of alcohol. If you have problems, seek help through your doctor. ...Read more

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Shortness of breadth in the mornings when I wake up and when I drink a little bit of alcohol (1 glass of wine and it lasts for 10 min aprox.)?

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Anxiety: Is state of tension, apprehension, worry, uneasiness or fear. While mild episodes of anxiety are common and do not require treatment, more severe forms can be chronic and debilitating. Symptoms of severe anxiety insomnia, chest pain, shortness of breath, palpitations and parasthesia. Rec.: if concerned see your PCP for evaluation. ...Read more

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Any advice on drinking alcohol (like 2-3 glasses of wine) and taking amoxicillin (500mg)?

Any advice on drinking alcohol (like 2-3 glasses of wine) and taking amoxicillin (500mg)?

Likely ok: While it is not recommended to take a depressant such as alcohol when one is already sick and the immune system is depressed potentially, there are no published case reports to date noting an liver or other organ damage from a little wine with amoxicillin. ...Read more

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Will you have alcohol withdrawals from drinking 3 glasses of wine daily for 18 months and how severe will they be?

Daily Drinker: There is not any way to get you accurate and valid answers. But, what we do know is that you will do much better if you detox in a medical environment under the observation of medical staff and then get into a treatment program to learn about the disease of alcoholism and addiction. ...Read more

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Small amt alcohol (1/4 gl wine, etc) cause chills/sweats, headache, shaking, floating feeling. No flush, big person, caucasian, one drink rarely. Why?

Small amt alcohol (1/4 gl wine, etc) cause chills/sweats, headache, shaking, floating feeling. No flush, big person, caucasian, one drink rarely. Why?

Liver processing: Alcohol is processed in the liver, and it depends on a particular liver enzyme. If that enzyme is deficient, or your liver is impaired for some reason, alcohol can have a bad effect on you. ...Read more

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Following gall bladder removal, is it okay to drink moderate amounts of alcohol including wine?

Yes, trial it first: Alcohol absorption or metabolism is not affected by the absence of the gallbladder. The liver should be able to handle moderate amounts of alcohol. However since bile, which would have once been stored in the gallbladder and release after meals, is now constantly expelled into the GI tract, you may find that the combination with alcohol may change your bowel habits. ...Read more

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How long does it take for alcohol to leave your blood stream? I drink around 4-5 glasses of wine a night.

Variable: Alcohol metabolism varies from individual to individual depending on many factors (drinking frequency, liver function, medications, etc). I would recommend cutting back on your alcohol consumption to avoid future health problems. ...Read more

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