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Red wine is not medication for heart disease

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Red wine contains antioxidants such as resveratrol, and it can raise blood levels of good cholesterol. These are often cited as reasons red wine is good for the heart. But wait! How strong is the evidence that red wine is good for the heart? Even if it is good for the heart, how much needs to be consumed to get the benefit? These are some of the controversies on the relationship between red wine consumption and heart health. What is clear is that if any form of alcohol is consumed, this should be done in moderation since too much alcohol can certainly harm many organs. Some experts recommend that men should consume no more than 4-8 ounces of wine (which is about 12-24 ounces of beer) per day, while women should consume no more than 4 ounces of wine (or about 12 ounces of beer) per day.

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