Have you ever heard anyone say that a glass of wine is good for the heart? Well, according to an article published on the Lancet on August 23rd, 2018, which looked at global patterns of alcohol consumption states, “...the safest level of drinking is none. This level is in conflict with most health guidelines, which espouse health benefits associated with consuming up to two drinks per day”. On this episode, we wanted to have a conversation about social drinking, binge drinking, not drinking at all and casual drinking. Does contemporary research on alcohol change our drinking behaviors?
According to an article published in Annals of Internal Medicine in 2007, “…moderate drinkers who have high blood pressure are 30% less likely to have a heart attack than non-drinkers”. There are many health benefits associated with drinking wine in moderation, including reduction of type 2 diabetes, reducing the risk of stroke, and reducing the risk of colon cancer. Given all the apparent health benefits of drinking wine, we decided to pour a few glasses and talk about wine and wellness... WINE not! Cheers!