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The Effects of Moderate Levels of Alcohol Consumption

If someone were to ask you "what is a safe level of drinking," what would be a correct response? Are there risks and benefits associated with moderate levels of drinking? Explain your reasons for your response. I would appreciate your input and an article on the effects of moderate drinking if possible. I need to use 10 sources.

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1. If someone were to ask you "what is a safe level of drinking," what would be a correct response?

Alcohol consumption is the the drinking of beverages containing ethyl alcohol. Alcoholic beverages are consumed largely for their physiological and psychological effects, but they are often consumed within specific social contexts and may even be a part of religious practices. Because of the effects that alcohol has on the body and on behaviour, governments often regulate its use (http://www.britannica.com/eb/article-9110088/alcohol-consumption).

For most adults, moderate alcohol use--up to two drinks per day for men and one drink per day for women and older people--causes few if any problems. (One drink equals one 12-ounce bottle of beer or wine cooler, one 5-ounce glass of wine, or 1.5 ounces of 80-proof distilled spirits.) The following study in the example below found that one drink a day improves women's cognitive ability. However, the article discusses both the benefits and risks associated with even moderate levels of alcohol consumption (Stampfer et al., 2000).

Certain people should not drink at all, ...

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