Put this in the "Didn't Need Confirmation" file. From Drcutler.com:
Researchers have found possible benefits to brain health and cognitive function in moderate and responsible drinking.
In explaining their work, the Loyola medical scientists asserted that they did not intend to promote heavy drinking, which did not have quantifiable benefits, or regular drinking among those who previously avoided alcohol. Study author Edward J. Neafsey, Ph.D claimed he and his colleagues focused solely on moderate drinking – two, at maximum, a day for men and one daily for women.
"We don't recommend that nondrinkers start drinking," he said. "But moderate drinking – if it is truly moderate – can be beneficial."
Results of the Chicago study, which were first published in the medical publication Neuropsychiatric Disease and Treatment, established that moderate drinkers increased their chances of maintaining optimal brain health, memory and cognition by 23 percent. Findings consisted of data culled from 365,000 different participants in numerous previous studies from 1977 onward.
Two drinks a day is considered "moderate?" I guess it all depends on the size of the glass.