“For decades, scientific studies suggested moderate drinking was better for most people’s health than not drinking at all, and could even help them live longer. A new analysis of more than 40 years of research has concluded that many of those studies were flawed and that the opposite is true.” Moderate drinking has no health benefits, an analysis of decades of research finds. (These health studies are enough to drive a person to drink. Next they’re gonna tell you that playing quarters isn’t a good way to maintain thumb and index finger strength.)