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Move over, wine. Turns out that when sipped responsibly — about one drink per day for women and two for men — alcohol can help reduce the risk of heart disease. Of course, overdoing it can have the opposite effect, and going on a real bender won’t leave any part of the body feeling better. But drinking in moderation might also promote healthy cholesterol levels and promote long-term brain health. (Who knew booze could make us smarter?)

The Takeaway: Occasional alcohol drinking can have significant health benefits — just keep consumption moderate!

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Booze According to Old Blue Eyes

“Alcohol may be man’s worst enemy, but the bible says love your enemy.” — Frank Sinatra.