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Is it safe to drink alcohol?

Dr. Mehmet Oz, MD
Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease)
Alcohol has health benefits if consumed in moderation, but can be very harmful if used to excess.

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Alcohol & Health

Alcohol & Health

Drinking moderate amounts of alcohol daily, such as one to two 12-ounce beers or 5-ounce glasses of wine, was once thought to offer certain health benefits, particularly for heart health. However, those benefits have increasingly ...

been questioned, and experts have become more aware of the risks, including liver disease and several types of cancer. And excessive drinking is known to lead to serious health problems, such as strokes, dementia, pancreatitis, high blood pressure and dementia. Factoring in all the risks of benefits, some researchers now conclude that no level of drinking is completely safe. 
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