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New research from Oregon Health and Science University examined monkeys who drank alcohol and found that moderate alcohol consumption may actually boost the immune system. The research supplements earlier studies that showed moderate drinkers derived improved cardiovascular functioning and other health benefits from occasional imbibing. Researchers still cautioned against heavy drinking.