For many people, it's customary to have a couple glasses of wine each night, one with dinner and another with conversation. For women, this could be a dangerous habit. Those drinks could raise a woman's risk of breast cancer.
An occasional drink fits neatly into a healthy lifestyle. In fact, many studies have found that moderate that alcohol consumption - 1 or 2 drinks per day - can offer many health benefits from possibly lowering the risk of heart attacks and strokes to reducing occurrences of gallstones. Evidence about these possible health benefits is uncertain, and may not benefit everyone who drinks. However, one thing is positive, alcohol is a deterrent to weight loss.