Originally Posted by thehealthforum
Doesn't the bad side affects outweighs the good?
It depends on your risk factors. Look at your own family history and decide for yourself. Depending on the study, moderate drinking has been mostly shown to be neutral to beneficial in men and moderately harmful to moderately beneficial in women.
In my family heart disease is a high concern but we have zero history of breast, ovarian or other cancers so I might choose a glass of red wine for the heart. Were it the other way around I might choose differently
But exercise is the best way to raise HDL.