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The Washington Post reports that a new study says that drinking a glass or two of wine, beer or virtually any other kind of alcohol can help reduce the risk of a heart attack.

"What is important is the drinking pattern and not necessarily what the individual is drinking or even the average consumption," Eric Rimm, associate professor of epidemiology and nutrition at the Harvard School of Public Health in Boston, told the Post "It's much more beneficial to have about a drink or two a day."
KC's View:
There remains concern in some quarters that studies such as these encourage over-indulgence in alcohol, as some people see it as a license to get really, really, really healthy.

Clearly, moderation is key. It’s just that different people define “moderate” different ways.