Drinking alcohol in small doses helps in the prevention of atherosclerosis. On Thursday, October 12, was declared by the Russian Minister of health Veronika Skvortsova, reports RIA Novosti.
«Alcohol is a more complicated issue. Why? Because small doses… carry out prevention of atherosclerosis. It is no coincidence that in France the lowest risk of cardiovascular disease… but the dose that works positively, it’s a dose of 90 grams of pure alcohol per week,» – said the head of the Ministry of health in the online show social networks «Classmates» «OK!».
According to Skvortsova, from 90 to 300 grams per week is a dose of the «gray zone», which still does not bring much harm, whereas a dose in excess of 300 grams is already a threat.
«This is an extreme risk factor. It is not only alcoholic liver cirrhosis, are pancreatitis, hypertension, that’s heart attacks and so forth,» – said the Minister.