The potential impact of alcohol on health and diet has been studied extensively over the years. Some areas of this research have amassed decades of studies that inform our understanding of the possible risks and benefits that may be associated with alcohol. Information on some of these research areas can be explored through the DrinkFacts Alcohol & Health section.
The U.S. government also regularly evaluates these studies and provides guidance on alcohol use in the U.S. Dietary Guidelines. More information on alcohol and dietary considerations can be explored in the DrinkFacts Dietary Information section. Alcohol consumption can affect every individual differently, so all adults who choose to drink should discuss their consumption practices with their health care providers.