Drinking and health
Research has shown that the moderate consumption of alcohol is not only not that harmful, but that it can also improve a persons health.
Some studies have shown that people who drink alcohol moderately have less of a chance to be hospitalized acutely, which includes an emergency visit to the hospital.
Moderate drinking can also shown to be associated with lower hospitalization costs for society as well.
Health benefits of responsible drinking
Research has shown that light drinking could delay dementia and prevent Alzheimer’s disease in some cases. It also shows that moderate drinking protects against cerebral lesions and is associated with better thinking skills and a decrease in the frequency and level of dementia as a person gets older.
Moderate drinking also increases levels of happiness, euphoria and carefree feelings.
It also reduced the risk of poor cognitive performance.
Alcohol consumption can reduce the pain of angina and reduce risks of heart attack as well.
It is also shown that a moderate consumption of alcoholic beverages can improve vascular health and lower LDL cholesterol levels.
Moderate drinking also decrease the change of clogged arteries and reduced plaque build up.
Alcohol also gives the body vitamins C, E, and betacarotine, especially beer and wine.
The risk of blood clots is also lowered by moderate drinking.
It has also been shown that alcohol consumption reduces the risk of contracting a cold by up to 85 percent.
Moderate drinking also reduces the risk of type 2 diabetes and there is evidence that people who drink moderately run a smaller risk of having problems with blood circulation as they get older.
Moderate drinking reduces the risk of developing gallstones and gall bladder disease. It can also help the stomach remain healthy and reduce digestive problems, working in the same way that Pepto Bismol does.
Alcohol will promote the flow of saliva and makes the absorption of nutrients improve, which is very important for having good digestion.
Drinking moderately will also lead to a smaller chance of a stroke and coronary diseases.
Moderate drinkers have less ischemic disease.
Regular light drinking can reduce blood pressure and also help with hypertension.
Alcohol protects against the bacteria that causes ulcers as well. It can also protect against eye problems such as macular degeneration and cortical cataracts.
Alcohol also appears completely unrelated to cancers of the lungs, bladder, prostate, stomach, ovary and endometrium, and it is believed that two to three drinks per day will decrease the overall risk of developing cancer.