Uh-oh, some researchers are trying to disprove the old theory that a glass of wine, or other alcohol, per day helps keep your heart healthy, and lowers your risk for heart disease.
Basically what they’re saying is that there is no actual proof that alcohol helps prevent plaque build-up in arteries. The study consisted of 2,000 patients, and they used a device that shows the amount of plaque in arteries, a “CT angiography,” and determined that whether you’re a light drinker or non-drinker, it has no affect on the amount in your arteries. Everyone has some level of plaque in their arteries, some more than others, and alcohol doesn’t provide any real health benefit, according to their findings.
They went on to say that heavy drinkers don’t have any more plaque that moderate or non-drinkers either, but they’re not saying it’s ok to drink more, because that can have other negative effects, like higher blood pressure, as well as other social problems.
In a nutshell, there is no direct relation to amount of alcohol consumed vs. your chance of having clogged arteries. Check out more details here.