Low to moderate alcohol use might lower the risk of
coronary artery disease.
If you drink alcohol, limit how much you drink. But if you do not drink alcohol, do not start drinking to try to lower your risk of heart disease. You have many other options that can lower your risk. These options include a healthy diet, exercise, and not smoking. Talk to your doctor about your heart and the benefits and risks of drinking alcohol.
Drinking too much alcohol can be dangerous and can cause problems.
Drinking too much alcohol may: