Studies have shown repeatedly of people who drink moderate alcohol throughout the week stay healthier as they age than nondrinkers. Moderate drinking, which is defined as one to three drinks per day, is associated with the lowest mortality rates in all alcohol studies. Moderate alcohol use (especially when the beverage of choice is red wine) is thought to improve heart health, The Centers for Disease Control has boiled the secret to living well and living long down to four healthy habits: Don’t smoke, eat right, exercise and the fourth is drink in moderation! By moderation, the CDC means two drinks a day for men, and one drink a day for women. A study published by the American Journal of Public Health states that any one of the healthy behaviors can make someone live longer. But taken in concert, they can lower the risk of dying (from all causes) by 57percent, compared with those who observed none of the healthy behaviors. That means you can’t sit on the couch everyday and pound down the Buds.
There are also the negative effects from a little too much Par-tay which include, higher risk for cirrhosis and several types of cancer (particularly cancers in the mouth and esophagus), impair your memory severely and it can lead to nonlethal falls and other mishaps that can screw up your life Big Time. There's also the dependency issue: if you become addicted to alcohol, you may spend a long time trying to get off the bottle. That said, countless studies have provided the strongest evidence yet that moderate drinking is not only fun but good for you. Talk to ya later, I’ve got to run to the store for Grandma.