2nd Feature

February 2001 Issue

A Toast To Better Health? The Heart May Say Yes, But The Head Hesitates

Alcohol has taken on many roles through the years, from magic elixir to prohibited potion. In the past decade, heart-saver has been added to the list. But this is a simplistic and overly optimistic—perhaps even harmful—view that has left those who imbibe feeling invincible and those who don’t, wondering if they should. To Toast or Not? Moderate intake of alcohol may provide protection against heart disease if:

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