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    Hi everyone,

    I am currently 18 (19 next week), and have realised that in my life I have never tried alcohol before. Is this good for my health or should I have a small glass of wine each week?

    There are so many contradicting 'studies' out there its hard to tell!

    Thanks for any replies.
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    I don't think anyone drinks for 'health' reasons. If you want to drink, do so. If you don't want to drink, don't.
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    IMO it's vile but hey we all are different
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    (Original post by DailyMailIsALiar)
    Hi everyone,

    I am currently 18 (19 next week), and have realised that in my life I have never tried alcohol before. Is this good for my health or should I have a small glass of wine each week?

    There are so many contradicting 'studies' out there its hard to tell!

    Thanks for any replies.
    There's a good summary of the available literature here, from Harvard

    http://www.hsph.harvard.edu/nutritio...ol-full-story/
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    Having been teetotal but then drank but only very moderately for a period of time I was healthier and a little happier when I drank small amounts socially.
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    I'm not sure the alcohol has any health benefits itself, so perhaps just grape juice/non alcoholic wine? :beard:
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    (Original post by Foo.mp3)
    I'm not sure the alcohol has any health benefits itself, so perhaps just grape juice/non alcoholic wine? :beard:
    Doesn't red wine have any health benefits? Like antioxidants etc
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    (Original post by queen-bee)
    Doesn't red wine have any health benefits? Like antioxidants etc
    Possibly, but why wouldn't non alcoholic wine?

    Something like blueberry/pomegranate juice is probably higher in anti oxidants, I imagine :holmes: (not to mention bloomin delish!)
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    (Original post by Foo.mp3)
    Possibly, but why wouldn't non alcoholic wine?

    Something like blueberry/pomegranate juice is probably higher in anti oxidants, I imagine :holmes: (not to mention bloomin delish!)
    True minus the stress of having a hangover the next day if you drank too much! I love blueberry juice mmmnn
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    I almost never drink alcohol, I don't like the taste of alcoholic drinks. I suppose there's nothing wrong with drinking in moderation, but it's hard to tell what that means these days. I don't think there are benefits to drinking that you can't get elsewhere, and also alcoholic drinks are laden with calories that people don't realise.
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    alcoholic drinks are laden with calories that people don't realise.
    and the sugar.

    I've not been able to drink for some time now. I can't say I really miss it.
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    Disadvantage: missing out on untold amounts of fun.
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    Advantage: as a paranoid if I drink I start fighting demons on the wall, as one vulnerable to addiction 1 calm drink becomes 5 just because YOLO Swag hey lets beat up the host because I AM ALPHA

    basically there are no disadvantages because mental illness+alcohol just don't mix
 
 
 
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