Does Moderate Alcohol Use Protect Against Heart Disease?

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Does moderate alcohol use really protect against heart disease? A study of over 600 patients with first time heart attacks done in Sweden has found that alcohol in moderation only protected for about 15% of the population, which has a particular type of genetic makeup. Alcohol protects the heart by raising HDL or good cholesterol.

So for 15% of the population, it's great but it's a bit overrated. Okay. So what qualifies moderate alcohol use? One drink a day for a woman, two drinks a day for a man. Okay. And we are not talking this big. Good clarification. [xx] Just in case viewers are getting excited.