Bad Booze

Early aging and more: 5 surprising ways alcohol harms health

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Science is pretty unified on the effects of heavy or frequent drinking: It’s terrible for the body and brain, and raises risk factors for conditions like heart failure and stroke.

But what about moderate drinking? In the U.S., this generally refers to one drink a day for women and two drinks a day for men.

For this kind of casual imbibing, the story is a bit different.