Alcohol has in interesting track record when it comes to inflammation. A few studies show that 5 to 10 grams of alcohol a day may help protect you from developing rheumatoid arthritis. That’s about half a beer a day.
If you already have arthritis, alcohol interacts badly with most anti-inflammatory medication. Certain form of arthritis are worsened by drinking alcohol. Moderating your alcohol intake may important to control arthritis pain.