Alcohol has had a bad rap in the last few years.
For many years we were told of the French paradox, whereby the French who consume high amounts of dietary cholesterol and saturated fats, have low incidences of CHD (coronary heart disease). It was often muted that this was because of their consumption of wine, in particular, red wine. Now we’re being led to believe that this is just a myth.
In the meantime, the recommended amount of alcohol that we were advised was safe to drink, has started getting lower and lower.
Now, we’re told, there is NO amount of alcohol that is safe to consume
But what does the actual science and research say? And does it align with what we’re being told?
This is exactly what science writer, Tony Edwards, decided to investigate. The result is his recently published book, “The very good news about wine”.
As you can see from the title, the result is going to be good news for anyone who likes the odd drink.
The fact is that the health of moderate drinkers is better than both teetotallers AND heavy drinkers.
The million dollar question, of course, is what constitutes a moderate drinker?
Find out everything you need to know in the video below where I talk to Dr Zoë Harcombe PhD: