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I have read that alcohol in general and wine in particular can have advantageous as well as detrimental effects on human health. Is this true? What are the physiological effects of consuming wine in moderate quantities?

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Are you asking for physiological benefits of alcohol? If so, then it's probably worth editing your question to reflect that. I doubt biology has anything to say about gambling or sin. –  kmm Jan 19 '13 at 16:03
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I think you should limit your question to the wine aspect. There are certainly answers for that part of the question. –  kmm Jan 19 '13 at 16:19
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In it's current shape I'm downvoting this due to lack of research effort and the inclusion of a, to be honest, entirely irrelevant religious verse detracting from your question. –  Rory M Jan 19 '13 at 16:35
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@MySky It's your question, not mine. –  kmm Jan 19 '13 at 16:41
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I have completely rewritten the question to focus on the biological aspects alone. @MySky, I hope you don't take offense but as written your question would soon have been closed. –  terdon Jan 19 '13 at 19:07
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