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Study claims drinking reduces heart disease

November 20, 2009 12:00:00 AM PST
A controversial study in Spain claims that men who drink a lot of alcohol reduce their risk of heart disease by at least 35 percent.Those who consumed alcoholic drinks of any type three to eleven times a day had an average drop in heart disease risk of 50 percent.

But U.S. experts were quick to point out that heavy drinking increases the risk of other serious diseases.