From the July 1979 magazine.

About Alcoholism - Alcoholism Information, Research and Treatment

If One Is 'Good' for you. . .

Many of these items are contrary to AA philosophy. Their publication here does not mean that the Grapevine endorses or approves them; they are offered solely for your information.

Moderate consumption of alcoholic beverages may protect against death from heart disease, according to new evidence. However, a number of doctors warned against assuming, on the basis of such findings, that alcohol is good for the heart. They cited other studies showing that regular drinking of even moderate amounts of alcohol can damage the heart muscle and raise the blood level of triglycerides, fatty substances that promote heart disease. Heavy drinking has been linked to high blood pressure and to an increased risk of dying young from heart and other diseases.

-- Jane E. Brody

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