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3 Drinks a Week Found to Cut Arthritis Risk by Half, Karolinska Institute Study  
7/11/2012 7:09:39 AM

Moderate consumption of alcohol may reduce the risk of developing rheumatoid arthritis, according to a new study. Women who regularly consume more than three alcoholic drinks a week for at least 10 years have about half the risk of developing arthritis compared with non-drinkers, according to a study of 34,141 Swedish women by the Stockholm-based Karolinska Institute. The reduced risk was consistent whether the participants drank beer, wine or liquor