A new study has found a fatal flaw in past studies that claimed moderated drinking is good for your health. It seems the past studies compared moderate drinkers to abstainers, and found the moderate drinkers were more healthy. Unfortunately what they neglected to consider was the fact that many of their abstainers were abstaining because they had other health problems or were frail and elderly and on medications that interacted with alchohol. In other words, all these studies proved was that moderate drinkers were more healthy than people who were already seriously ill. There may still be some hope for the party people in the audience though. Although past studies were flawed, other studies have shown beneficial effects of moderate drinking on some health conditions.