Drink in Moderation: How and Why to Limit Alcohol Consumption


When you go in for a routine physical, your doctor might ask about your social habits, including smoking and drinking. Throwing back a few beers with your friends on the weekend might not sound like a big deal, but a regular pattern of moderate to heavy drinking can negatively impact your overall health, especially if you have specific medical conditions. Unless you have a history of certain diseases or alcoholism, there's no reason to abstain from alcohol altogether. However, there are ways to mitigate your risks while drinking. What Is Low-risk Drinking? Most people engage in "low-risk" drinking. The National Institute [...]