Moderate alcohol consumption ‘could improve heart health’

Moderate consumption of alcohol can be good for the heart, according to one expert. A spokesperson from HEART UK, the cholesterol charity, suggested that drinking one to three units of alcohol per day could help to reduce the risk of coronary heart disease. Linda Main, registered dietician and nutritionist at the organisation, said: “Alcohol increases the level of high-density lipoprotein (HDL) in the blood, a form of good cholesterol.”

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