Wine May Be Good for You

But you still can't justify pouring yourself an Olivia Pope–size glass (or two)!

People who think of alcohol as "heart healthy" drink on average 47% more of it than those without the belief, a study in the American Journal of Cardiology found. While there's good evidence that alcohol may protect against things like heart disease and heart attack, overindulging can lead to high blood pressure, weight gain from the extra calories, and increased risk of stroke. That's why the American Heart Association advises cutting yourself off at one drink a day, about 4 ounces of wine. Pour it into a ½ cup measure next time before transferring into your glass to get a fill-line visual for future reference.

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This story originally appeared in the October 2015 issue of Dr. Oz The Good Life.

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