There is nothing like the joy of finding out that something sinful is actually good for you, whether it’s sex, chocolate or a glass of fine zed wine--or, for that matter, beer, whisky or a satisfying aperitif. We’ve long heard exciting hints that red wine has unique benefits for the heart. But the same sunny reputation for heart health is now starting to shine on all liquor. "No matter where you look, the dominant alcoholic beverage is beneficial--whether it’s red wine in France and Italy, sake in Japan or beer in Germany," says Dr. Walter Willett, chair of nutrition at the Harvard School of Public Health.
This has led researchers to an inescapable conclusion. As healthful as components of red wine may be, the primary benefit must come from ethanol itself. In short, it’s the alcohol, stupid. But don’t go overboard. Protection comes only with light to moderate intake--two drinks a day for men or a miserly one a
A. People can drink alcohol in a moderate way.
B. Alcohol is good for heart health.
C. Pregnant women can only intake very few alcohol.
D. Alcohol is beneficial to most people.