I don't think this is true. Red wine is the only form of alcohol with health benefits. And.... you can get exactly the same health benefit from drinking purple grape juice! :) I think one or two drinks per WEEK may be OK if you aren't taking prescription medications, but the main problem with alcohol is that it becomes a crutch. A study just came out of the U.K. that alcohol is the most dangerous drug there is, even surpassing herion and crack cocaine. I think if it is infrequent (special occasions only, and never more than 2 drinks), it's fine. Those same studies from the Heart Association, if you read the fine print, is that they say if you don't already drink alcohol, you should NOT start. If you do already drink alcohol, 1 to 2 drinks is the recommendation.
at 9:16 AM on Nov. 18, 2010