Health Benefits of Alcohol

From the Show: Sharecare Radio
Summary: In honor of St. Patrick’s Day, learn the potential health benefits of moderate alcohol consumption, as well as the dangers of drinking in excess.
Air Date: 3/17/15
Duration: 10
Host: Darria Long Gillespie, MD, MBA
Guest Bio: Keith Roach, MD
1560fd22-756f-4bd1-8f0b-b824cd11e93a avatar 1Dr. Keith Roach has been a practicing internist for over 20 years. Dr. Roach graduated from the University of California, Berkeley, and the University of Chicago. Dr. Roach now teaches and practices at Weill-Cornell Medical College. He has over 20 peer-reviewed publications, especially in disease prevention.

Dr. Roach is one of the creators of the RealAge test, a web-based interactive tool that empowers people to learn which lifestyle choices, medical issues, and genetic characteristics are making them healthy and unhealthy, and how to improve them. Dr. Roach is Chief Medical Officer at Sharecare and has a nationally syndicated health column.
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Health Benefits of Alcohol
In honor of St. Patrick’s Day, internist Dr. Keith Roach and Dr. Darria discuss the potential health effects of alcohol.

Topics include how much is considered a "moderate" serving, health benefits, dangers, and new trends such as the recent addition of “Palcohol,” or powdered alcohol.
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