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What alcohol can you drink when you have high cholesterol?

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Dr. Mahaveer Mukkamalla
Family Medicine
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In brief: Moderate

For a normal healthy individual, the allowed intake is 20 gms ( 14 beers) per week for a male and 14 gms ( 7 beers) per week for a female, approximately.
As long as you keep drinking in moderation ( what ever type), even though you have high cholesterol, you will be ok.

In brief: Moderate

For a normal healthy individual, the allowed intake is 20 gms ( 14 beers) per week for a male and 14 gms ( 7 beers) per week for a female, approximately.
As long as you keep drinking in moderation ( what ever type), even though you have high cholesterol, you will be ok.
Dr. Mahaveer Mukkamalla
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Dr. Alan Wartenberg
Addiction Medicine
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In brief: Most kinds

Again, how much drinking are we talking about? Alcohol is high calorie, and heavy drinking increases weight in many people, which in turn increases bad cholesterol.
Beer has lots of carbs, and some liqueurs (like kahlua) have cholesterol and fat. 1-2 drinks per day may not be harmful and may even raise our good cholesterol, but higher doses elevate blood pressure, bad for general health as well.

In brief: Most kinds

Again, how much drinking are we talking about? Alcohol is high calorie, and heavy drinking increases weight in many people, which in turn increases bad cholesterol.
Beer has lots of carbs, and some liqueurs (like kahlua) have cholesterol and fat. 1-2 drinks per day may not be harmful and may even raise our good cholesterol, but higher doses elevate blood pressure, bad for general health as well.
Dr. Alan Wartenberg
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