Should You Drink To Your Health?
Medical studies can be very confusing and seemingly contradictory. Take studies on alcohol consumption. Sometimes we’ll read that drinking a little bit will do our bones good, and then we’ll hear that drinking even two drinks per day increases our risk of cancer. The chief of preventative medicine at Harvard’s Brigham and Women’s Hospital offered some clarification on U.S. News & World Report’s website: “First of all, no one should begin drinking alcohol in order to reap health benefits, since it’s very difficult to predict whether risks will outweigh benefits and vice versa.” Personally, I think it’s a crapshoot. [PubMed.com, Sydney Morning Herald, USNews.com]