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There is good evidence that moderate use of alcohol is good for you and this research supports that. Interestingly, the alcohol consumed by the Greek participants in this study was more often with meals.
You can read more about the science of why alcohol with meals is still good for you in these articles:
To help prevent diabetes, take... wine? One of the interesting things about scientific research is that sometimes you start out to discover one thing and end up finding something else. Recently a group of scientists from the University of Minnesota set out to investigate whether a diet rich in flavonoids (an antioxidant found in fruits, vegetables, and beverages like tea or wine) might help reduce the risk of Type 2 diabetes.
Alcohol is good for your heart: Studies have noted that moderate alcohol use is associated with a lower risk of heart attack in those persons with known cardiovascular disease or in higher risk populations. Yet no studies are focused specifically on alcohol use and whether it is by itself a protecting factor.