THE AMOUNT OF THE PUBLIC THAT BE­LIEVES AL­CO­HOL IS HEART HEALTHY,

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AC­CORD­ING TO A RE­CENT STUDY PUB­LISHED IN THE AMER­I­CAN JOUR­NAL OF CAR­DI­OL­OGY. AND ON AV­ER­AGE, THOSE WHO PER­CEIVED AL­CO­HOL AS HEART HEALTHY CON­SUMED 47 PER­CENT MORE AL­CO­HOL ON A REG­U­LAR BA­SIS THAN THOSE WHO VIEWED AL­CO­HOL AS UN­HEALTHY. MOD­ER­ATE AL­CO­HOL CON­SUMP­TION CAN HAVE HEART HEALTH BEN­E­FITS BUT ONLY WHEN CON­SUMED IN AMOUNTS THAT DON’T IN­CREASE HEALTH RISKS, SUCH AS HIGH BLOOD PRES­SURE, WEIGHT GAIN AND LIVER DIS­EASE. THE TAKE­AWAY FOR WOMEN: ALL PUBLIC HEALTH SER­VICES REC­OM­MEND NO MORE THAN ONE AL­CO­HOLIC DRINK PER DAY (5 OUNCES OF WINE, 12 OUNCES OF BEER OR 1½ OUNCES OF 80-PROOF LIQUOR).

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