Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Cheers to your Health: Physical and Otherwise

All things in moderation, of course, but more good news for the occasional imbiber. First:

"Alcohol is one of the only dietary practices that increases the 'good' high-density lipoprotein (HDL) cholesterol and lowers the 'bad' low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol, as well as lowers the risk of blood clots."

And no, we don't (necessarily) recommend dunking that bran muffin in a glass of Merlot.

And it's not just heart health, but that other important organ:

"Researchers in the U.S. found men who had taken enough alcohol to get mildly drunk solved more problems demanding verbal resourcefulness than sober men could, and did it more quickly."

Of course there's a fine line between "buzzed" and besotted, and this will not help with your driving skills.

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