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Is alcohol bad for the heart?

A little bit of alcohol won’t hurt- and it may even help-your heart.  If you don’t drink, don’t start.  If you do, keep it moderate.  For women, “moderate” means 1 drink a day.  For men the limit is 1-2 drinks a day.  One drink is defined as 12 oz. beer, 4 oz. of wine, or 1 oz. of 100-proof spirits
Mark B. Lampert, MD
Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease)
For most patients a moderate amount of alcohol might be beneficial. Learn more from Dr. Mark Lampert on behalf of NorthShore University HealthSystem about the pros and cons of alcohol and the heart.


 

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