Maybe, maybe not
On the heals of the red wine research (which focused on anti-oxidants), other studies looked at the alcohol
The result has been the suggestion that moderate consumption of alcohol can help to raise your HDL
(good cholesterol) and lower your overall risk of heart
disease. This equates to 2 "standard drinks" per day for a man, 1 for a woman (10 and 5/week, respectively). Beer, wine, whiskey.
Answer assisted by David Miller, Medical Student