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Alcohol and your health: Is none better than a little?

By: Robert H. Shmerling, MD, Faculty Editor, Harvard Health Publishing Itís complicated. Thatís the best way to describe the relationship between alcohol and health. As Iíve written about before, a number of studies have demonstrated health benefits with lower amounts of drinking. But if you drink too much alcohol (especially at inopportune times), there may be significant harms as well. Just how these balance out remains a matter of some debate and…

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