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Manhattan Cardiology’s cardiologist, Robert Segal, MD speaks to Insider about health benefits that have been linked to drinking alcohol in moderation.

He’s quoted as saying:

“As it stands, we are expecting to see a 37% influx in type 2 diabetes cases around the world by 2030, and though studies have shown no abatement in the risk of type 2 diabetes in those who already drink heavily in their day-to-day lives, there is a notable 30% reduced risk in those that drink in moderation,”

“Wine is rich in antioxidants, and these chemicals help prepare your body to combat any free radicals in your system by allowing your body to absorb resveratrol, a key compound that helps keep your immune system in top form,”

“Consuming moderate amounts of alcohol does help in the production of bile, which keeps gallstones from fully forming.”

View the original piece placement on Insider.