Heavy Alcohol Consumption

For most adults, occasional moderate alcohol drinking (one to two "drinks" per day) is not harmful, and may have health benefits. Moderate alcohol drinking can increase the HDL-cholesterol level in the blood, decrease risk of blood clots, and reduce risk of heart attack.1 However, regular heavy drinking (more than three to four "drinks" per day) is a health hazard. (A "drink" is considered a 180-ml glass of wine, 360-ml glass of beer, or 30-45 ml of spirits.) Heavy drinking increases risk of high blood pressure, stroke, liver disease, im mune weakness, and cancer.2,3 Moreover, about one in ten people who drink alcohol become physically addicted.

Alcohol No More

Alcohol No More

Do you love a drink from time to time? A lot of us do, often when socializing with acquaintances and loved ones. Drinking may be beneficial or harmful, depending upon your age and health status, and, naturally, how much you drink.

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