The Health Benefits Of Drinking May Be Smaller Than You Think, Study Says

February 11, 2015 8:15 PM

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The Health Benefits Of Drinking May Be Smaller Than You Think, Study Says

You may think you're doing yourself a favor by having the occasional glass of wine. Beyond the enjoyment, we've all heard about the much-touted health benefits of light drinking, which reportedly can help lower the risk of heart disease and stroke. But a new study claims the positive health effects of alcohol may be way overestimated, especially among older people.

They found that women over 65 who drank 10 or fewer drinks per week were less likely to die during the study and follow-up than their teetotaling counterparts. But the supposed protective effects of alcohol consumption stopped there. The same findings weren't apparent in women under 65 or men over 6...

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