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What are some benefits of drinking alcohol?

Who says a healthy diet is no fun? Wine is a key component of the Mediterranean diet, and sipping two drinks a day (no more!) can make your RealAge up to 7.7 years younger. That's because alcohol—wine, beer, or hard liquor—can benefit your heart and your head by lowering the risk of dementia and heart disease. If red wine is your drink of choice, here's another reason to raise a glass: It boosts helpful HDL cholesterol and may even cut men's risk of prostate cancer in half.

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