When he examined more studies that looked into drinking habits earlier in life - aged 55 and younger - and followed the participants till they reached their older years, it was found that moderate drinking didn't really have any benefits. But what is moderate drinking? The scientific community agrees that it refers to 1-2 drinks during one drinking episode and no more than 9 drinks in a week for women and 12 drinks per week for men.
Through his study Stockwell points out that it is alright in indulge in occasional drinking and enjoy alcohol in moderation if you are in good health but one should not be drinking because they believe that it may protect them against heart disease and any other ailments. This, according to him, would be 'wishful thinking'.