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Is moderate drinking healthy?

For the past three decades or so, the conventional wisdom has been that drinking alcohol at moderate levels is good for us.

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Moderate alcohol consumption linked with high blood pressure

A study of more than 17,000 U.S. adults shows that moderate alcohol consumption—seven to 13 drinks per week—substantially raises one's risk of high blood pressure, or hypertension, according to research being presented ...

Oncology & Cancer

Drinking and the risk of cancer

It's no secret that drinking alcohol is a risk factor for cancer. The National Cancer Institute says alcohol use is associated with a higher risk of developing cancers of the head and neck, esophagus, liver, breast, colon ...

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How much alcohol is really OK?

(HealthDay)—All the good news/bad news studies about alcohol can leave you confused. But research suggests that you still need to keep moderation in mind when you raise a glass.

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Regular pub binge drinkers are more likely to be violent

People who admit to regularly binge drinking at the pub are more prone to have acted violently in the past 12 months, according to my new research. The findings raise questions about what strategies can be used to reduce ...

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Moderate drinking may not ward off heart disease

Many people believe that having a glass of wine with dinner—or moderately drinking any kind of alcohol—will protect them from heart disease. But a hard look at the evidence finds little support for that.

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