Interesting comparisons of how drinking affects the heart–looking at Irish vs. French men and their drinking patterns. Some that are using the moderation management groups to abstain most of the week and only drink 2-3 days per week have been proud of their accomplishment. Now, it looks like spreading it out over the week is healthier.

Middle-aged men in Belfast had almost double the risk of developing heart disease compared with French drinkers who spread their consumption over a