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One more reason to drink wine


Wednesday, July 11, 2012

My dr actually told me to drink more alcohol, because it raises the levels of healthy cholesterol (HDL) - and mine tend to be too low.

Then I saw this article on SparkPeople:

www.sparkpeople.com/reso
urce/health_news_detail.as
p?health_day=666562


Yup, there's evidence that an alcoholic drink or two a few times a week may help prevent/counter osteoporosis. (Not that I have that, but......)

So, here's to our health!!!!!

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Member Comments About This Blog Post:
WATERMELLEN 7/22/2012 2:45PM

    Un, you needed a reason??

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ROCKYCPA 7/12/2012 10:26PM

    Thanks for the tip!

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GAYLLYNNE 7/12/2012 9:10AM

    What great news. I'll drink to that!!!

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PLATINUM755 7/11/2012 3:44PM

    I wasn't a big drinker but to think I gave that up years ago...learn something new everyday! Thanks for sharing the link(s).

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JLPNURSE 7/11/2012 12:27PM

    http://www.sparkpeople.com/resource
/health_news_detail.asp?health_
day=666575

There is the link. And it didn't matter which type of alcohol.

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PHEBESS 7/11/2012 11:45AM

    Any alcohol? Or red versus white?

I'll admit, I like white wines that are light and a little fruity, but not too sweet - though I like moscato, too. Not spumante - but champagne and prosecco. Mmmmmm, little bubbles!

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JLPNURSE 7/11/2012 10:38AM

    I also saw an article where it helps prevent rheumatoid arthritis.

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PHEBESS 7/11/2012 9:40AM

    I should probably add that I drink maybe one or two glasses of wine or prosecco a MONTH, and that's it. I had liver parasites in Africa, and, well, you get used to not drinking when the dr tells you it will kill you.

So I'm trying to get used to a glass of wine with dinner - I tend to forget to drink it, even when my calories for the day are low!

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