Excess alcohol consumption is a powerful factor contributing to the development of arterial hypertension, cerebral strokes, liver diseases (cirrhosis of the liver).
At the same time, it was found that people who regularly consume small doses of alcohol are less likely to have cardiovascular diseases and their complications. This is primarily about the peoples living in the Mediterranean, in the Caucasus. It is typical for them to regularly consume small doses of natural red wines in combination with the so-called Mediterranean diet rich in vegetables, fruits, seafood and olive oil.
Clinical studies have also shown the positive effect of regular small-dose alcohol consumption. It has been shown that with regular consumption of small doses of alcohol, there is an increase in the level of "good" cholesterol and a decrease in the level of "bad" cholesterol.

What doses of alcohol are considered “small” and safe for health? & Nbsp;
These are the so-called standard doses. Safe & nbsp; regular use of 1 standard dose per day for women and 1-2 standard doses per day for men.
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1 standard dose of alcohol is:
30 ml of strong drink (vodka, cognac, whiskey, gin, etc.)
or & nbsp; 100 ml of wine
or & nbsp; 330 ml beer

If a person has not drunk alcohol before, you should not start drinking it in order to prevent or "treat" atherosclerosis.

If a person drinks alcohol, then you need to remember that drinking alcohol, even from time to time, is necessary in a limited amount.