Women's Heart Advisor October 2014 Issue

What You Should Know About Alcohol and Heart Health

A moderate amount per week may be beneficial for many people, but some heart conditions demand an alcohol-free diet.

If you think dinner is not complete without a glass or two of wine, you are in good company. Wine sales in the United States have grown steadily since 1991, when the heart-healthy benefits of red wine were first touted on the national television show 60 Minutes. The story was prompted by research suggesting that daily consumption of red wine might be the reason the French have a low incidence of coronary artery disease (CAD), despite a diet high in saturated fat.

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