The Health Benefits of Alcohol

Toast to your health with a glass of your favorite alcoholic beverage.

The Health Benefits of Alcohol

By Toni Gasparis

Alcohol in moderation may actually be good for your health. In fact, it has been found that moderate drinkers outlive both heavy and nondrinkers. Find out what the specific health benefits of alcohol are here.


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Increases Your Life Span

Moderate drinking has been found in some studies to improve your longevity. One study found that enjoying one or two drinks during the day could reduce your risk of death by up to 18 percent. But the researchers cautioned that you should drink alcohol in small amounts, preferably at lunch time. Additionally, wine was found to be slightly more beneficial than other alcohols.

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