Alcohol: Good or Bad for You? – Rush

It’s hard to know what to think about the recommendations for alcohol consumption when the narrative around it changes like the wind.

Numerous studies have come out in support of moderate alcohol consumption because of its potential health benefits only to be countered by similar studies arguing that it’s actually more harmful than beneficial, according to Rush University Medical Center.

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And it’s not just conflicting research that make decisions about alcohol difficult; other related factors, such as your age, gender and overall health, can further complicate the issue.

So is it OK to have a glass or two of red wine with dinner? Or to enjoy a few beers at the ballgame? 

Here, we explain how alcohol affects your body — both positively and negatively — why all alcohol isn’t created equal, and how to make the right choices for your personal health.

How much alcohol is too much?


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2 responses to “Alcohol: Good or Bad for You? – Rush

  1. Thank you for your thorough article. I used to enjoy drinking beer and wine but stopped completely when I started taking antidepressants after having my children.
    Alcohol affected my father, particularly later in his life. My mother had twin brothers who both became doctors. One went to AA and totally stopped drinking. The other brother remained an alcoholic and used meds and sadly died long before his twin. I do drink a lot of coffee, though!

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