Is it me, or does the science of drinking keep “upping” the healthy consumption levels? At first, we were told a glass of red wine after work could help the heart. Then we were told it would help the heart. Then we were told a couple of glasses of wine comes with various health advantages. Then beer got into the mix and, if memory serves, even hard liquor.
And now, a scientist claims that a bottle of wine every day or a six-pack of beer every day is alright . . . and that over-drinking is better than abstaining. Link.
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“The weight of the evidence shows moderate drinking is better than abstaining and heavy drinking is worse than abstaining – however the moderate amounts can be higher than the guidelines say,” Dr Poikolainen reportedly told The Mail.