Drink alcohol in moderation

Drink alcohol in moderation. This message can be taken in both positive and negative terms.

Truly moderate drinking (one to two standard size drinks per day) does reduce the risk of coronary artery disease, the No. 1 cause of death in our country. However, excessive drinking is a major cause of both physical disease and social tragedy.

Approximately 10 percent of people who start drinking socially will become alcoholics.

From: abcnews.go.com

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