Hot dog ladies! Have a drink on me… We now have research that supports that a drink a day keeps the doctor away, well at least the cardiologist. That’s right, women that have the occasional drink run less of a risk of having a non-fatal heart attack than women who abstain from the ol’ liquid poison during their lives.
Results showed that in this population-based study, women who drank moderately had a significantly lower risk of heart attack than abstainers, and the benefits were greatest in women who had a drink daily. A lower risk for drinkers than abstainers also was evident in women who drank with food, as well as without, and in those who primarily drank wine or a variety of alcoholic beverages.Similar, but weaker, associations were found when patterns and volume were analyzed among drinkers only. Among these women, drinking alcohol in moderation in general was more important than the actual amount consumed. However, getting drunk at least once a month puts women at a significantly increased risk of heart attack, negating any of alcohol’s potential protective effect.
So, if you read the above carefully you will see one very important key factor, moderation! A small amount of alcohol here and there won’t hurt your health, but in no way am I giving you the okay to become intoxicated on a regular basis. After all, alcohol does carry the risk of other complications.
via Science Daily