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Alcohol's dangers outweigh benefits

October 19, 2009 12:00:00 AM PDT
Experts say that the dangers of alcohol outweigh any of its health benefits.We've all heard about the studies that tell us a glass of wine or a pint of dark beer can be good for our health.

But now the American Cancer Society and the American Heart Association say any health benefits you may get from that one glass aren't worth the risk.

The American Cancer Society says alcohol is known to increase your risk of cancer, including breast, colon, liver and mouth cancer.

The American Heart Association says the antioxidants and anti-inflammatories you get from a glass of red wine or dark beer can also be found in many fruits and vegetables.

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