A saying goes that everything in excess is bad and that everything bad always brings something good, example of this is the consumption of alcohol, which causes severe illnesses if consumed in excess and otherwise it can be an excellent ally for the prevention of affectations in the organism.

A study at Harvard University indicates that the moderate alcohol consumption it could cause multiple benefits to the organism, among which the prevention of heart attacks stand out.

Drinking alcohol moderately reduces the risk of dying from cardiovascular diseases or heart attacks by up to 25% because it increases the levels of good cholesterol.

The risk of early mortality is reduced by up to 13%

The amount of alcohol recommended per day is equal to 0.6 ounces, which is equivalent to two drinks a day for men and one for women.



The study highlights that moderate alcohol consumption It offers some protection against coronary artery disease, but does the exact opposite for stroke, so your recommendation will be based on the advice of a medical specialist.

For people who are not addicted to alcohol, the intake of these drinks improves the sensitivity of the insulin tissues so it can decrease the chances of developing type 2 diabetes.

The moderate consumption of alcohol provides various benefits to the human body if the recommendations issued by your doctor are followed to the letter, contrary to this, its abuse causes severe damage to the body. It is estimated that about 80 thousand deaths per year in the United States are related to excessive intake of alcohol, these derive from car accidents, violence, liver diseases and cerebrovascular accidents.

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