March 2006 Issue

To Drink Or Not To Drink? The Pros And Cons Of Alcohol

Researchers initially attributed the near-legendary benefits of red wine to potent antioxidants; they now believe it’s the alcohol in wine that protects the hearts. That means beer, wine and spirits should have equal potential for benefiting your heart—when consumed in moderation. With that caveat, EN looks at the pros and cons of alcohol use.

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