Most of us drink alcohol in order to relax. But as we all know too much drinking of alcohol has a harmful effects to us. There have been studies that moderate drinking of alcohol can raise your good cholesterol level. This good cholesterol can help to minimize the risk of heart disease and strokes. Drinking alcohol has some health benefits but the ill effects of alcohol prevails its benefits. There are lots of ill effects in excessive drinking of alcohol and one of that is it accelerates aging.