Adults Ignorant of Just How Much Wine Per Day is Healthy For Them, Proceed To Get Hammered
A recent survey by the American Heart Association found that more than 50% of U.S. residents believe drinking wine is good for the heart, but they don’t know exactly how much is healthy for them and how much is just getting drunk on a Wednesday. They also believe erroneous things about sea salt.
Christine Moyer of American Medical News reports:
AHA spokesman Gerald Fletcher, MD, said misconceptions like these could negatively affect adults’ cardiovascular health. He said his organization recommends that physicians educate patients on ways to lower their sodium consumption. He also encourages doctors to talk to patients about the negative health effects of drinking too much wine, such as an increase in blood pressure.
…When asked about alcohol, 76% of adults 21 and older said wine is good for their heart in moderation. But fewer than one in three people knows the AHA’s recommended daily limits for wine consumption. The association suggests that men drink no more than 8 ounces of wine a day, and that women consume no more than four ounces.
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Now you know that a night on the couch housing two Malbecs and eating an entire bag of sea salt potato chips should probably stay a fantasy.