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On balance, is a moderate amount of alcohol good for you? It is both a risk for breast cancer in women and beneficial for heart disease...

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Dr. Richard Orr
Surgery - Oncology
4 doctors agree

In brief: Probably

Each person needs to make his/her own decisions about that.
Most things in moderation are ok (exceptions: tobacco, street drugs, etc.) i would not drink alcohol specifically for the health reasons, but i seen no reason for the average person to avoid moderate amounts of alcohol if you already drink.

In brief: Probably

Each person needs to make his/her own decisions about that.
Most things in moderation are ok (exceptions: tobacco, street drugs, etc.) i would not drink alcohol specifically for the health reasons, but i seen no reason for the average person to avoid moderate amounts of alcohol if you already drink.
Dr. Richard Orr
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Chinelo Ikpeama
Obstetrics & Gynecology
3 doctors agree

In brief: Yes and no

Moderate alcohol, as in 1 drink per day, can be beneficial for the heart.
Studies have not shown that moderate amounts of alcohol leads to breast cancer. An excess of alcohol beyond 1 drink per day or 5 drinks per week is detrimental to one's health. Red wine is popular for having most antioxidants and other nutritious factors, but no matter what you drink, moderation is key.

In brief: Yes and no

Moderate alcohol, as in 1 drink per day, can be beneficial for the heart.
Studies have not shown that moderate amounts of alcohol leads to breast cancer. An excess of alcohol beyond 1 drink per day or 5 drinks per week is detrimental to one's health. Red wine is popular for having most antioxidants and other nutritious factors, but no matter what you drink, moderation is key.
Chinelo Ikpeama
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