We knew this of course:
Alcohol is that happy combination: a pleasurable substance that also conveys health benefits. Those benefits are greatest if you drink moderately. But even drinking more than is “perfectly” recommended, without displaying clinical symptoms of problem drinking or alcohol dependence (and these are not subtle), is generally better for you than drinking nothing.
The whole article - from Stanton Peele - is first class. The big question here is why we persist with demonising drink when its benefits so vastly outweight its disbenefits?