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If you are taking medicines and/or your triglycerides are elevated (raised), talk with your doctor about alcohol.
Alcohol cannot be used as fuel by your body. It is converted to fat.
If your doctor says that you can drink alcohol, you can include it in your food plan as long as you follow these guidelines:
—12 ounces of beer
—5 ounces of wine
—1 ½ ounces hard liquor (such as whiskey, gin, scotch, vodka, etc.) mixed with diet pop/water.
First published: 04/02/2009
Last updated: 04/02/2009
Reviewed by: Allina Patient Education experts