Alcohol is part of mixed messages. While it’s been said that red wine is good for the heart, there is no conclusive study that proves red wine is the factor that helps the heart. Moderate drinking (one drink a day) will probably not affect your heart.
Drugs can also be confusing. Cannabis is getting lots of press as being beneficial for overall health, but those with heart disease could have negative effects from smoking marijuana. Even a single trial of cocaine can result in a cardiac event and maybe death.
Listen as Dr. Jenn Haythe joins Dr. Pamela Peeke to discuss what drugs and alcohol do to your heart.