Helpful? Harmful? The verdict on wine.

iVillage Member
Registered: 08-07-2007
Helpful? Harmful? The verdict on wine.
Tue, 10-12-2010 - 11:05am

It may help you to live longer and avoid certain ailments, but it's also been linked to liver damage and depression. Do the benefits outweigh the risks?

Community Leader
Registered: 10-22-2001
Tue, 10-12-2010 - 11:43am

I don't drink because of some of the medications I am on, you are not allowed, no "Alcohol", I do like wine, red was my favourite but protecting my Liver is a priority and I am already living with Depression.

The best thing is to do what's right for you.

Never really drank and I don't smoke.

Still I had a heart attack and am dealing with cholesterol and bloo-pressure.

On medication probably for the rest of my Life.

I can live without it...

Made a lot of changes it's just one of many.


iVillage Member
Registered: 08-07-2007
Tue, 10-12-2010 - 11:57am
I think you're right, everyone needs to do what's right for them (in moderation of course).

I'm not much of a drinker myself (never a smoker) but I do have a glass of reisling on occasion.