Houston DWI Attorney Tell All – Is Drinking In Moderation Good For Your Health?

Is Moderate Drinking Good Or Bad For You? Page 2


  • Depression: A Spanish research conducted on 2,822 women and 2,683 men between the ages of 55 to 80 years, showed that regular but moderate wine drinking may reduce the risk of developing depression, whereas heavy drinking may increase the risk. According to an investigative report in the journal BMC Medicine mentioned that people who drink from 3 to 7 glasses of wine per week are much less likely to suffer from clinical depression. It is important to note that the participants followed a strict healthy diet and drank wine in social gatherings with friends and family.
  • Cardiovascular Health: On the other hand, research has shown that moderate alcohol intake benefits cardiovascular health. Moderate beer and wine consumption reduce the risk of cardiovascular problems, but wine does not. This is information from an Italian review that was published in the European Journal of Epidemiology. A 2012 research that involved a swine with high cholesterol levels proved that moderate alcohol consumption reduces cardiovascular problems, while the better option is wine. The study has been confirmed by researchers at the university college in London; who published their report in the Journal of Epidemiology & Community Health. The report continued to mention that moderate drinkers are more likely to enjoy the benefits compared to those who smoke or eat poorly.


Even though alcohol has its benefits, such as wine, it is important to note that many of these studies are inconclusive. Therefore, if you must drink, then you should do it moderately. At the same time, if you do not, do not start just because of the health benefits.

The Risks

Even though there are many reports claiming that drinking alcohol moderately offers some health benefits, it is important to remember that too much is not good for you.


Alcohol does also have its risks, especially if you drink too much. It may cause:
• Dementia
• Depression
• Alcoholic hepatitis
• Mental problems
• Arrhythmias
• Anemia
• Fatty liver
• Cirrhosis
• High blood pressure
• Gout
• Stroke
• Seizures
• Nerve damage
• Cardiomyopathy (a severe heart muscle disease)
• Some types of cancers (breast, rectum, voice box, esophagus, throat, rectum, mouth, pancreas, and colon)


The information is according to the American Cancer Society. Pregnant women are advised to avoid alcohol. This is because it increases the risks of pregnancy loss, or causes problems with a child’s growth and development. If you are worried about the amount of alcohol you should consume, consultation with a professional will help. The professional should be your doctor because they are in a better position to advise you.


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