Yes. It is well established that moderate alcohol consumption can reduce LDL levels and atherosclerosis, and there is a large amount of evidence that it provides other cardiovascular benefits from improving angina pectoris to peripheral artery disease. There is further evidence that moderate alcohol consumption can lead to decreased risk of Alzheimer’s, rheumatoid arthritis, type 2 diabetes, and osteoporosis.
Probably in one or two regards, but the whole picture?[/quote]
Yes. As you can see above.
About two grams for dry red (which is what I drink) according to http://www.weightlossforall.com/carbohydrates-wine.htm
As far as I know, only the consumption of red wine shows any benefits significant enough to even consider consuming alcohol for health reasons.[/quote]
Red wine does seem to have slightly superior effects over other alcoholic drinks, but it appears that most of the effects are due simply to alcohol consumption rather than specifically to wine.
If the health benefits of moderate alcohol consumption are even half of what they are purported to be, I will sacrifice some of my physique for the health benefits.