Alcohol in Moderation-Good or bad?

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Nowadays, a lot of studies and standard textbooks had declared that alcohol consumption in moderation is good for the heart. This is supposed to be due to the alteration in cholesterol content in blood when alcohol is taken in moderation, by favourably increasing the good cholesterol levels and reducing bad cholesterol levels.
Though the above concept has scientific basis, we all should keep it clear in mind that long term alcohol intake can have its ill effects on the liver, brain and the nervous system as well resulting in cirrhosis liver, cerebral degeneration and peripheral neuropathy.
So, which one is correct? Alcohol in moderation is good or bad?
I would like to remind you what once my favourite Medicine Professor used to say –

What is good for your heart ( Alcohol in moderation) is not really good for your liver

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Heart healthy New Year 2015!

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2015 – Another new year is born. Let us take an initiative this year to maintain a healthy heart and a healthy life by following these simple steps.

1. Rdownloadegular exercise of 30 to 45 minutes a day for atleat 4 to 5 days a week.

2. Eat healthy diet, including green leafy vegetables and avoidance of oily foods.

3. Regular BP checkup with our doctor.

4. Adapt a stress free lifestyle.

5. Avoid smoking.

6. Alcohol intake in moderation, but better option is to avoid alcohol intake also

7. Laugh a lot and connect to people in person more than through social media.

8. Tight sugar control for diabetic patients.