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Wednesday, May 19, 2010

People who drink moderately 'are healthier than teetotallers'

Moderate drinkers have lower rates of heart disease, obesity and depression than people who abstain from alcohol entirely, the report indicates.

But while recent research has highlighted the health-giving properties of wine and some other alcoholic drinks, the authors of the latest study sound a note of caution.

Drinking modest amounts of alcohol does not necessarily maker you healthier, they claim.

Rather, people who enjoy alcohol without indulging to excess tend to be wealthier and more successful than average – the sort of people who look after other areas of their health.

Boris Hansel of the Pitié-Salpêtrière Hospital in Paris, who led the research, said: "Moderate alcohol intake is a powerful marker of a higher social level, superior general health status and lower cardiovascular risk.

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