An alcoholic drink a day can help keep heart disease at bay, according to a review of 30 years of research.
The work, published in the British Medical Journal showed a 14% to 25% reduction in heart disease in moderate drinkers compared with people who had never drunk alcohol.
Another article , by the same Canadian research group, showed alcohol increased "good" cholesterol levels. But experts said this was not a reason to start drinking. For many years, studies have suggested that drinking alcohol in moderation has some health benefits. Scientists at the University of Calgary reviewed 84 pieces of research between 1980 and 2009.