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The Health Benefits Of Drinking May Be Smaller Than You Think, Study Says

You may think you're doing yourself a favor by having the occasional glass of wine. Beyond the enjoyment, we've all heard about the much-touted health benefits of light drinking, which reportedly can help lower the risk of heart disease and stroke. B...

You may think you’re doing yourself a favor by having the occasional glass of wine. Beyond the enjoyment, we’ve all heard about the much-touted health benefits of light drinking, which reportedly can help lower the risk of heart disease and stroke. But a new study claims the positive health effects of alcohol may be way overestimated, especially among older people.

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Researchers say that although the new study shows the limited impact of alcohol consumption on longevity, future studies are needed to differentiate between those who have never had a drink and those who used to drink, to minimize limitations.

Source: The Huffington Post (8282 Articles)
Written by Yagana Shah