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Drinking alcohol responsibly is important to ensure good health. Read on for tips and guidelines to help you make wise choices when it comes to drinking alchohol.
The Centre for Addiction and Mental Health offers helpful, low-risk drinking guidelines*:
* Note, these guidelines do not apply to those who should avoid alcohol, including women who are pregnant and people who live with a medical condition such as liver disease.
Each of these drinks contains the same amount of alcohol.
Alcohol can interfere with medical treatments, medications and can be passed through breast milk. For some people, it can also increase your risks for certain health problems such as cancer. If you drink alcohol regularly, you should discuss this with your doctor.
Avoid alcohol if you:
It all depends on how much and how often you drink. Overtime, too much alcohol can result in:
Despite the news that limited amounts of alcohol may be heart healthy, if you don’t drink, don’t start to drink for health reasons. Keep your heart healthy by:
If you choose to drink, some research has shown that for people over 45 years of age, one drink every other day may be good for your heart.
Alcohol can add extra calories that may lead to weight gain. You might be surprised how many calories are in one drink.
Whether it’s to help manage your blood pressure or stay at a healthy body weight, here are some ways to limit your alcohol intake:
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