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Old 01-24-2013, 12:41 PM   #16
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Some athletes, even elite ones, find that 1/3 or 1/2 serving of alcohol prioe to competition can promote relaxation to elicit a peak performance. Any more than that and reflexes/reaction time will be impaired.

I will usually drink 1/2 to one serving of red wine (or occasionally beer) a day. Note, however, as ollinger indicates, even moderate drinking can result in an increased risk of dementia.
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