You’ve heard that drinking alcohol in moderation can be good for your heart. It seems to be good for your joints too. According to the December ’10 Prevention, drinking appears to decrease the risk of developing rheumatoid arthritis. If you already have it, drinking can lessen its severity. In a study published in Rheumatology, British researchers report finding that nondrinkers were four times more likely to develop RA than those who drank 10 or more days a month.