It's often said that a glass of wine is good for the heart. The beverage does indeed widen the blood vessels and can lower cholesterol levels. But the risk of cancer increases too.
A study of drinking around the world warns that even an occasional glass of wine or beer can increase your chances of disease and an early death. Scientists say there's no such thing as a "safe level" of alcohol.
An international study has found that adults should not have more than one alcoholic drink per day. That's far less than the limits recommended by some industralized countries.
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