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Is Alcohol Safe?

The recovery beer is a big part of trail culture, and after-work glass of wine is considered a healthy habit. DR MIRKIN uses research to show us that we may drink but the idea that it is healthy is misplaced.

A review of 83 scientific studies published in The Lancet (April 2018) covering almost 600,000 current alcohol drinkers in 19 higher-income countries shows that men and women who take in as few as six drinks a week (100 grams of alcohol) are at increased risk for death from strokes, heart failure, heart disease and aortic aneurysms, but not heart attacks.

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