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Study Finds Drinking Alcohol Associated With Heart-Rhythm Disorder

A study comparing hospital admissions in "wet" versus "dry" counties in Texas offers a surprising new perspective on how alcohol consumption may affect the health of your heart. The analysis found that people living in dry counties, where sales of alcoholic beverages are prohibited, had a higher risk of being hospitalized for a heart attack or congestive heart failure than people living in wet counties, where such sales are allowed.

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Dr. Sears Comments:

Dr. Barry Sears

This is another good reason that we should be rethinking the message that “moderate” alcohol consumption is good.  The only benefits of alcohol consumption is the presence of polyphenols in the alcoholic drink.  That’s why no one touts the health benefits of vodka, because there are none.

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