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Is happy hour good for the heart?

It seems that a couple of beers after you finish work for the day can help raise your HDL cholesterol. This is the good kind of cholesterol, which can help prevent plaque buildup.

Most medical professionals are not ready to proclaim happy hour as a heart-healthy activity; some studies do suggest that regular, moderate drinking can yield positive benefits.

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