We used to believe that moderate consumption of red wine— other alcoholic beverages were later included—protected against heart disease. It turns out this was too good to be true.

For several decades we’ve believed that drinking one alcoholic beverage a day offered some protection against coronary artery disease (CAD). Whether we sipped wine with dinner or relaxed with a beer after work, it was comforting to know that enjoying a glass of our favorite beverage was healthier than not drinking at all.

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