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Moderate Drinking

A New Look at 'Low-Risk' Drinking

Joseph Nowinski, Ph.D. | Posted 11.08.2013 | Healthy Living
Joseph Nowinski, Ph.D.

Of course, the safest course of action may turn out to be not drinking alcohol at all. But then, what about the possible benefits of "moderate" drinking? The safest course, given this new information, would seem to be to avoid drinking three or more drinks on any one occasion.

Is There a Link Between Alcohol and Weight Loss?

Caren Osten Gerszberg | Posted 06.05.2012 | Women
Caren Osten Gerszberg

I'll never forget when a friend of mine on Weight Watchers told me she was counting wine as her fruit points. "Wine is made of grapes," she said, trying to justify her decision, "So why not?"

Catherine Pearson

More Good News For Moderate Drinkers?

HuffingtonPost.com | Catherine Pearson | Posted 11.09.2011 | Healthy Living

When it comes to heart health, 14 drinks is 14 drinks is 14 drinks, right? Not necessarily, according to a new study that suggests the way people s...

Lizzie Schiffman

Study Finds Drinking Could Help Fight Dementia

HuffingtonPost.com | Lizzie Schiffman | Posted 10.18.2011 | Chicago

While social drinking can make it hard to remember what happened last Saturday night, a new study by Loyola University suggests it could help prevent ...

Moral Versus Health Scales: Where Do Sex, Smoking, and Drinking Fall?

Stanton Peele | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Stanton Peele

The United States has had a long, see-saw moral and public health battle over alcohol.

People Should Quit Drinking and Smoking - But Can They?

Stanton Peele | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Stanton Peele

It seems that personal and societal policies predicated on people not using or drinking face an uphill battle. And that's not just in America recently, but throughout the history of humankind.

We Don't Believe Alcohol's Good For You!

Stanton Peele | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Stanton Peele

As soon as epidemiologists started following drinkers and abstainers, they found that drinkers had less heart disease and as a result lived longer.

Globalization and Its Discontents: War of Lifestyles

Stanton Peele | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Stanton Peele

Experts tend to acknowledge that the Italian lifestyle can't be imported willy-nilly into northern regions. Globalization, on the other hand, has accomplished something like that.

Is Moderate Drinking Really Good For You?

nytimes.com | Roni Caryn Rabin | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

By now, it is a familiar litany. Study after study suggests that alcohol in moderation may promote heart health and even ward off diabetes and dementi...

You Know, Drinking Ain't So Bad for Most

Stanton Peele | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Stanton Peele

At my neighbor's 87th birthday, we practiced harm reduction. None of us got stinking drunk. Furthermore, the birthday boy and I each only had to stagger back out across the hallway-no steps!