Is alcohol good for health?

Yes. Research carried out in several countries has shown that drinking in moderation can be beneficial. This has been endorsed in a report by the British Medical Association which states that up to 30 grams of alcohol a day - the equivalent of four single whiskies - can help protect against heart disease. Alcohol can also help relieve stress and promote appetite and sleep. especially among the elderly. At the same time the Scotch Whisky Industry recognises that misuse of alcohol can not only damage health in a number of ways. but may cause domestic and financial problems.

© SWA 1995