FOOD SUPPLEMENTS: THEIR EFFECTS ON THE BODY
Light to moderate amounts of alcohol offer protection against coronary heart disease. Light to moderate is defined as up to one drink a day for women and up to two drinks a day for men. A drink is defined as 12 ounces of beer, or 5-ounce glass of wine or a 1.5 ounce glass of distilled spirits.
Dr. Arthur J. Klatsky,
Senior Consultant in Cardiology and Adjunct Investigator,
Division of Research, Kaiser Permanente Medical Center, Oakland, Ca.
"Moderate alcohol use reduces dementia risk."
Three separate studies in the Netherlands, France and England have shown alcohol to be beneficial in age related dementia. Moderate drinkers showed only 58 percent the risk calculated for nondrinkers.
Monique M.B. Breteler, et al
Erasmus Medical Center, Rotterdam, the Netherlands
In separate studies, alcohol in MODERATION promotes cardiovascular health by boosting the concentration of good cholesterol and inhibiting the formation of blood clots (SN: 2-28-98, page 142). Drinking also appears to guard against macular degeneration, an incurable eye disease. For personal use only. Not for sale or hire. Permission to make copies by you for you and your friends is hereby granted. If you find this site to be of value a donation of any amount would be greatly appreciated. You are advised to consult a knowledgeable physician before using any of the nutrients listed herein. See note 10 for information on obtaining a list of this rare breed of medical doctors.