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Moderate Drinking vs. Binge Drinking on Weekends


We all know that alcohol can have detrimental affects on our health if it’s abused—not to mention our personal reputation (i.e., sloppy texts, poor decisions, and more). It’s true that liver damage, alcohol poisoning, and even death can be caused by long term alcohol abuse. But have you ever wonder, like I do, if it’s better to say, pour yourself a glass of red wine to sip daily or confine your drinking to the weekends?

As more of a weekend drinking warrior who imbibes very little during the week, I’m curious to know what the actual experts have to say about our wine, beer, and liquor drinking habits…

 

1. Moderation

When it comes to the case for moderation, or drinking a little bit on a regular basis, there is a large body of research to support the case for moderate drinking. No doubt you’ve read news articles that tout the benefits of moderate drinking to ward of cardiovascular disease, stroke, diabetes, and even dementia.

However, according to research from UCLA’s School of Medicine, even though studies support the cause for moderation, studies show that those positive benefits are typically aimed at moderate drinker in middle-age to senior years—and not reaped by individuals in their 20s and 30s.

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