Many researches show that if you use low levels of alcohol it may decrease the chance of
death from heart diseases. These researches studied only certain ages with certain
conditions and risk factors. The same studies also showed that alcohol may cause many
cancers and other diseases that can kill you. These studies looked at short-term effects of
alcohol on the heart. Long-term effects of alcohol on the heart of humans have not been
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Getting the Right Message about Alcohol.
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