Drinking Alcohol in Moderation: Better Health & Longer Life

by David J. Hanson, Ph. D.

Well known medical authority Dean Edell, M.D., asserts that “you would have to be living on another planet not to know that alcohol -- in moderation -- is good for your health.” 1

But exactly how good for health is drinking in moderation? The medical research evidence is that:

Moderate consumption of alcohol appears to be beneficial to reducing or preventing even more diseases and health problems:

The benefits of drinking in moderation begin early in life 30 and they apply to beer, wine, and liquor or distilled spirits (gin, vodka, whiskey, tequila, rum, bourbon, etc.) Drinking any of these alcoholic beverages heavily or abusively is associated with poor health and reduced longevity.

Nothing on this page constitutes medical opinion or advice. For medical diagnosis, opinion, advice or treatment consult a qualified physician.

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