Direct quote from Australian's National Cancer Prevention Policy 2004-2006:
"The NHMRC emphasises that, 'Unlike cardiovascular disease, there is no evidence that alcohol has any protective effect against cancer, at any level'(p. 74).
Also, in relation to heart disease, 'The benefits of alcohol in preventing heart disease can be achieved with as little as half a standard drink per day … Similar benefits can also be gained from strategies such as regular exercise, giving up smoking and a healthy diet' (pp. 68 & 69)."
So, excuses that alcohol is good for your health doesn't really apply anymore when there's another and a better way to get the same result of health... right?
"Mereka bertanya kepadamu tentang khamar (segala minuman yang memabukkan) dan judi. Katakanlah: "Pada keduanya itu terdapat dosa besar dan beberapa manfaat bagi manusia, tetapi dosa keduanya lebih besar dari manfaatnya..." Al-Baqarah (2) ayat 219