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HealthDay News reports on two new studies out of the University of Calgary saying that moderate alcohol consumption may protect against heart disease.

According to the story, “One team at the University of Calgary reviewed 84 studies that examined alcohol consumption and heart disease, and concluded that people who drink alcohol in moderation (one drink or less per day) are 14 percent to 25 percent less likely to develop heart disease as those who don't drink alcohol.

“Another team reviewed 63 studies and found that moderate consumption of alcohol (which the researchers defined as up to one drink a day for women, and one to two drinks a day for men) significantly increases levels of ‘good’ cholesterol, which has a protective effect against heart disease.”
KC's View:
See? When I mentioned on Tuesday that it was National Margarita Day, that was actually a public service message.