Government Plot?

Two new health studies released this week can be confusing enough to cause you to reach for a beer. It appears that while moderate drinking may be part of a healthy lifestyle, the alcohol itself might not be why you are healthier. And it seems that while red wine might be good for you, it’s no better for your blood pressure than beer.

The details:

– The government warned that a few drinks a day may not protect against strokes and heart attacks after all. Some studies in recent years have touted the health benefits of moderate drinking. But researchers at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention analyzed data from 250,000 Americans who participated in a 2003 telephone survey. They found that the nondrinkers had many more risks for heart disease