Episode 15: Alcohol 101 – Moderate Drinking & Your Health [Show Notes]

Today’s topic is alcohol. The evidence is clear, heavy drinking is bad for our mental, physical, and social health. Therefore, we will not be discussing the dangers of binge drinking as we believe these to be well known. Instead, we talk about moderate drinking and its supposed health benefits. Can a glass of wine every day really be good for your heart? Pour yourself a beverage of choice and stay tuned to find out.

Chew on this:


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  8. Xiang, Limin, Lingyun Xiao, Yihai Wang, Haifeng Li, Zebo Huang, and Xiangjiu He. “Health Benefits of Wine: Don’t Expect Resveratrol Too Much.” Food Chemistry: 258-63.


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