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Health benefits of Alcohol:
Many studies on disease occurrence in humans have shown that moderate alcohol consumption greatly reduces the risk of heart disease. Alcohol is broken down by an enzyme called dehydrogenase and individuals differ in how much of this they can produce hence the differences in alcohol tolerance.
Alcohol is a diuretic which means it increases the loss of water from the body so if drinking always stay well hydrated.
Alcohol can damage DNA and therefore increase cancer risk - see link below
The RDA/RI's below are based on an average adult and the portion size set above
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