You gotta love science. A recent study showed that moderate alcohol consumption (up to seven drinks per week) is associated with a lower risk of heart failure. Even though the European Heart Journal published the study, the study population was all American. It didn't matter if the more than 14,000 middle aged people consumed beer, wine, or liquor.
Click here to read a non-scientific short summary (thanks to my wife for sending it to me). Click here if you want to read a scientific abstract with the details. If you don't want to read either one, here are the two key takeaways:
1. A cocktail a day is good for you.
2. See #1