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Thursday, March 21, 2013

Can Alcohol Be Good For You?

There are many who would argue that alcohol is good for you despite the overwhelming evidence of the harmful effects of alcohol that in most cases outweighs data on the benefits of drinking.

Research has indicated that moderate drinking may have several health benefits; there is not enough proof of alcohol’s beneficial effects to recommend it, wrote Hans Olav Fekjaer, a Norwegian psychiatrist, in the current issue of the journal Addiction.

“People have several motives for drinking alcohol, but most evidence today indicates that health is not a valid argument,” Fekjaer told Reuters.

One or two drinks daily have been associated with ridding one of health problems including: heart disease, type 2 diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis, and the common cold.

While research conducted has shown associations between lifestyle choices and health outcomes; however it does not prove cause and effect, claims Dr. Richard Saitz of Boston University School of Medicine and Public Health, and the editor of the journal Evidence-Based Medicine.

“People who drink low risk amounts are much more likely to get mammograms and have their teeth checked by a dentist, to go see a physician for a physical, to exercise,” Dr. Saitz added, stating that people who drink moderately might live generally healthier lives.
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