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Saturday, December 3rd, 2005, 1:05 pm

A Glass of Wine a Day? Better Not.

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It appears as though the “drink one glass of wine every day” advice is based on fallacies.

Any heart gains from drinking alcohol in moderation are likely outweighed by the harm, say researchers.

The findings in The Lancet suggest that drinking a glass or two of wine a day may not be such a good idea.

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There was a period of time when I drank a glass of wine on occasions, sometimes daily (I was significantly younger). There is an augmented argument that any research, or even contention which people are willing to or believe, will be embraced without hesitance. ‘Benefits’ of caffeine come to mind. This is one among many recent articles, but the one I originally read was in The Independent. Last week I read about beer as a cancer treatment. Wishful thinking is probably what feeds those statements and drives (if not finances) the research.

[sarcasm] “Mind you doctor, I’ll just have some more beer, but purely for medicinal purposes of course…” [/sarcasm].

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