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Friday, February 06, 2015

Why Your Doctor Wants You to Have a Beer Tonight

You now have a physician's approval to drink. Every. Single. Day.

Toast to your ticker: Having a drink a day is linked to a lower risk of heart failure, finds a new study published in the European Heart Journal.

After tracking the booze habits and health of nearly 15,000 people over 25 years, researchers found that men who had seven drinks per week were 20 percent less likely to experience heart failure than those who don’t drink.

While the findings are significant, they don't necessarily prove that alcohol protects your heart, says study author Scott Solomon, M.D., a professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School. It could just be that casual drinkers lead healthier lifestyles, he says.



Anonymous said...

Tell the Dr to meet me at backstreet tonight.

Anonymous said...

This might work for casual drinkers,but for me it was all or nothing.I always wondered why ingested alcohol didn't kill diseases in the body since it was used to sterilize medical equipment and laboratories in the old days.That probably makes no sense to you medical people out there,but why wouldn't alcohol have the same function while in the bloodstream as it does externally?

Anonymous said...

I'll drink to that!

Anonymous said...

I'm getting a 30 pack on my way home tonight. Won't even need any ice.

Anonymous said...


Anonymous said...

im 18 months ahead