Heart Health

17 November 2010

A Little Alcohol May Help the Heart: Studies

But excessive consumption is always damaging, doctors say

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Still, while the studies are "reassuring," they should not be seen as "a cause for action or change of patterns," said Dr. Sharonne Hayes, a cardiologist and director of the Women's Heart Clinic at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn. "We do have to be cautious. This is not [shown to be] a cause-and-effect relationship."


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