If you drink alcohol, you have to walk a fine line. Drink too much wine or beer, and it's really bad for your health. Drink too little, and you may not get to reap all the health benefits that your more enthusiastic drinking buddies enjoy.
So how many drinks is just right? Norwegian scientists think they've discovered the answer--at least as far as your risk of heart disease is concerned. After studying the data, researchers feel that imbibing between three to five alcoholic drinks per week was the perfect amount to cut the risk of heart attacks and heart disease. Those moderate drinkers cut their chances of heart failure by 33 percent--and their risk of heart disease by 28 percent.
It doesn't matter WHAT's in your glass, either. Beer, wine, scotch--it's all the same, according to experts because it's the alcohol that's lowering cholesterol, not anything else. Of course, that doesn't give people license to drink TOO much, since that can lead to other health issues like liver problems.
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