HEALTHY LIVING
07/17/2009 05:12 am ET Updated Nov 17, 2011

Is Moderate Drinking Really Good For You?

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 dementia. The evidence is so plentiful that some experts consider moderate drinking -- about one drink a day for women, about two for men -- a central component of a healthy lifestyle.

But what if it's all a big mistake?

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