A Little Wine Is Good For You? Not If You Are Overweight.

I found a post discussing recent findings that a little wine is only good for you if you are not overweight. So it seems like advice that only applies to some people.

Writing in this month’s issue of the Australia and New Zealand Journal of Public Health, researchers Tim Lobstein and Mike Daube acknowledge that previous studies have shown a ‘J-shaped’ curve, indicating that a little alcohol might lower your risk of heart disease while a lot will certainly raise the risk.

It held pretty well for slim men, but not for those with a higher Body Mass Index, above 27.5 kg/m2.’ ‘In effect, the standard advice about a small amount of alcohol being good for the heart doesn’t stack up for overweight men,’ he said.

Source: A Little Wine Is Good For You? Not If You Are Overweight.