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Should I drink in moderation to protect my heart?

Despite some studies that have shown that alcohol can be beneficial in reducing the risks of heart disease, the American Heart Association does not recognize drinking alcohol as a legitimate heart-healthy activity.

There also are potential downsides associated with drinking alcohol, including alcoholism, liver disease, obesity, cancer and even heart disease.

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