LIGHT drinking may be healthier than not drinking or heavy drinking, according to a study published in the Journal of the American Heart Association, adding yet another angle to the on-going debate of health risks or benefits associated with alcohol consumption.

Research on 3,376 men and women revealed that those who drank one to six drinks weekly, had fewer "white matter lesions" in their brains than those who abstained or those who drank 15 drinks or more weekly.

The lesions are small areas of scarring in the brain that are ...

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