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Alcohol and the heart: food, medicine or poison?

Publication date: Tuesday, 03 September 2013
Contributor(s): Dr Clare Hawley

People have been producing alcohol for thousands of years and consuming it as part of their diet as well as for medicinal purposes. When taken in moderation, drinking alcohol can be a safe and pleasurable activity with potential heart health benefits. However, those cardiovascular benefits are lost when alcohol is consumed in excess, and drinking becomes harmful with adverse physical, psychological and social consequences.

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Category: Editorial
Edition: Volume 10, Number 3, Jul-Aug-Sep 2013
Print edition page(s): 26-29
Contributor(s): Dr Clare Hawley

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