Most of us have heard that drinking a glass of wine or having a beer each night might be good for our hearts, and our health and longevity. Well, a new study published in the journal PLOS Medicine suggests that might not be the case. German researchers studied over 4,000 adults and found no difference in mortality between abstainers in good health and those who drank moderately. They believe the older studies that suggested people who don’t drink alcohol have a higher risk of death were highly flawed, not accounting for smoking and other health conditions. Regardless of how much alcohol you drink, science is starting to show it might be good to cut your drinking even more.
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