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Are there any positive effects of having a few drinks daily?

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Dr. Christopher Nicora
Internal Medicine
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In brief: ETOH

Elevation in good cholesterol (hdl) i would be more concerned with the adverse effects of daily alcohol consumption.

In brief: ETOH

Elevation in good cholesterol (hdl) i would be more concerned with the adverse effects of daily alcohol consumption.
Dr. Christopher Nicora
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Dr. Alvin Lin
Internal Medicine - Geriatrics

In brief: Yes

Drinks of what? Moderate consumption of alcohol has been associated w/lower risk of heart disease, at least compared to those who never drink.
By moderate, we mean no more than 1 standard drink per day for women & 2 for men. However, this excludes binge drinking to bring up your average. In other words, don't drink 14 servings at once to make up for a "dry" week. Bingeing can shrink your brain!

In brief: Yes

Drinks of what? Moderate consumption of alcohol has been associated w/lower risk of heart disease, at least compared to those who never drink.
By moderate, we mean no more than 1 standard drink per day for women & 2 for men. However, this excludes binge drinking to bring up your average. In other words, don't drink 14 servings at once to make up for a "dry" week. Bingeing can shrink your brain!
Dr. Alvin Lin
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