USA: Drinking study adds another twist to health risks debate

By Monica Dobie | 18 September 2001

The occasional drink may be healthier than being completely tee-total according to a study published in the Journal of the American Heart Association, adding yet another angle to the on-going health risks debate. Research on 3,376 men and women revealed that those who drank one to six drinks weekly had fewer "white matter lesions" (small areas of scarring) in their brains than those who either abstained or those who consumed 15 drinks or more weekly.

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The occasional drink may be healthier than being completely tee-total according to a study published in the Journal of the American Heart Association, adding yet another angle to the on-going health risks debate. Research on 3,376 men and women revealed that those who drank one to six drinks weekly had fewer "white matter lesions" (small areas of scarring) in their brains than those who either abstained or those who consumed 15 drinks or more weekly.

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