Specifically, [alcohol is good because it] reduces the risk of heart attacks and strokes caused
by blocked arteries by 10 to 15 percent. That’s probably because
alcohol increases good cholesterol and prevents blood platelets from
“On the other hand, alcohol is detrimental for more than 60 diagnoses,”
said Juergen Rehm, head of public health and regulatory Vpolicies at the
Ontario Center for Addiction and Mental Health.
“That red wine stuff — how it was supposed to be protective — was
hyped completely out of whack by the media,” Rehm said. “And whatever
protective effect there is, is not about the red wine — it’s about the
Very interesting. Did any of you know this before now?