Quoting part of this article from the Associated Press:
"Overall, the study found alcohol increases the stroke risk by about one-third for every four additional drinks per day. The researchers found no protective effects for moderate drinking. For people who drink up to two drinks a day — which would qualify as moderate drinking — scientists said they would have an increased stroke risk of about 10% to 15% when compared to nondrinkers. There weren't enough heart attacks among the participants to be able to draw a conclusion about heart risks, the researchers said."
In a journal commentary, the authors called for stricter controls on alcohol, saying its risks have been underestimated. "The alcohol industry is thriving and should be regulated in a similar way to the tobacco industry," wrote Shiu Lun Au Yeung and Dr. Tai Hing Lam of the University of Hong Kong.
The only sure way to avoid problems connected to the consumption of alcohol is to abstain completely from this poison. As the Scripture admonishes in Proverbs 23, "Look not thou upon the wine when it is red, when it giveth his colour in the cup, when it moveth itself aright. At the last it biteth like a serpent, and stingeth like an adder" (Proverbs 23:29-32).
The descriptive language in this proverb speaks of new wine allowed to ferment and become strong drink. Remember, "wine is a mocker and strong drink is raging; and whosoever is deceived thereby is not wise" (Proverbs 20:1).
There are no health benefits to consuming moderate amounts of poison in the form of alcoholic beverages. Alcohol is a poison that damages every organ in the human body. Furthermore, it ensnares millions of people dragging them down into alcoholism, poverty, and eventually premature death. Rid your life of this evil and never let it gain any ground amongst your family. Fight the battle as necessary to separate from intoxicating beverages. Do not consume them, period.
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