Alcohol Consumption: An Overview of Benefits and Risks

  title={Alcohol Consumption: An Overview of Benefits and Risks},
  author={J. Standridge and R. Zylstra and S. Adams},
  journal={Southern Medical Journal},
  • J. Standridge, R. Zylstra, S. Adams
  • Published 2004
  • Medicine
  • Southern Medical Journal
  • Published health benefits of regular light-to-moderate alcohol consumption include lower myocardial infarction rates, reduced heart failure rates, reduced risk of ischemic stroke, lower risk for dementia, decreased risk of diabetes and reduced risk of osteoporosis. Numerous complimentary biochemical changes have been identified that explain the beneficial effects of moderate alcohol consumption. Heavy alcohol consumption, however, can negatively affect neurologic, cardiac, gastrointestinal… CONTINUE READING

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