Is It Better to Drink a Little Alcohol Than None at All?

Is It Better to Drink a Little Alcohol Than None at All?

Even if alcohol causes cancer and there is no “French paradox,” what about the famous J-shaped curve, where yes, excessive drinking is bad, but light drinkers appear to actually have lower mortality than abstainers?

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Wait, HDL isn’t “good” cholesterol anymore? Check out my ash tray and gym shoes analogies in reference to causal risk factors in my Coconut Oil & the Boost in HDL “Good” Cholesterol (https://nutritionfacts.org/video/coconut-oil-and-the-boost-in-hdl-good-cholesterol/) video.

How much cancer does alcohol really cause, though? You might have missed the first video of this series Can Alcohol Cause Cancer? (http://nutritionfacts.org/video/can-alcohol-cause-cancer).

And what about resveratrol and the French paradox? See The Best Source of Resveratrol (http://nutritionfacts.org/video/The-Best-Source-of-Resveratrol) and What Explains the French Paradox? (https://nutritionfacts.org/video/what-explains-the-french-paradox).

Stay tuned for the finale: Do Any benefits of Alcohol Outweigh the Risks? (http://nutritionfacts.org/video/Do-Any-benefits-of-Alcohol-Outweigh-the-Risks).

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