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In A Down Economy, Drinking Goes Up
2011-10-13 08:15:25

Researchers from the University of Miami and the University of Colorado find a connection between macroeconomic conditions and excessive alcohol drinking Previous studies have found that health outcomes improve during an economic downturn. Job loss means less money available for potentially unhealthy behaviors such as excessive drinking, according to existing literature on employment and alcohol consumption. A new study by health economist Michael T. French from the University of Miami and...

112 Million Drunk Driving Incidents In 2010
2011-10-04 14:07:00

According to a new Vital Signs report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), there were about 112 million drinking and driving incidents in 2010. CDC said there was almost 300,000 incidents of drinking and driving each day in 2010.  “The four million adults who drink and drive each year put everyone on the road at risk,” CDC Director Thomas R. Frieden, M.D., M.P.H. said in a press release. “In fact, nearly 11,000 people are killed every year in...

2011-09-28 09:45:17

The drinking habits of a romantic partner's friends are more likely to impact an adolescent's future drinking than are the behaviors of an adolescent's own friends or significant other, according to a new study in the October issue of the American Sociological Review. "Dating someone whose friends are big drinkers is more likely to cause an adolescent to engage in dangerous drinking behaviors than are the drinking habits of the adolescent's own friends or romantic partner," said Derek...

2011-09-28 05:54:37

(Ivanhoe Newswire) — The drinking habits of a romantic partner´s friend are more likely to impact an adolescent´s future than the behaviors of the adolescent´s own friends or significant other, according to this study. "Dating someone whose friends are big drinkers is more likely to cause an adolescent to engage in dangerous drinking behaviors than are the drinking habits of the adolescent's own friends or romantic partner," Derek Kreager, lead author of the study and...

2011-09-20 14:00:24

An excellent study among experimental mice has reported very dramatic differences between the effects of alcohol administered in moderation on a daily basis and the same total weekly amount of alcohol administered on only two days of the week: (replicating binge drinking). The mice used in the study that were given regular moderate amounts of alcohol showed no weight gain, improved lipid values, and much less development of atherosclerosis than did control animals. However, those given...

2011-09-19 07:30:18

Risks of problem drinking are on the rise among women In a review of 31 peer-reviewed and published studies, researchers at Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health looked generational and gender differences in alcohol consumption, alcohol disorders, and mortality. Findings indicate that people born after World War II are more likely to binge drink and develop alcohol use disorders. Researchers also found that the gender gap in alcoholism and problem drinking is narrowing in...

2011-09-19 05:23:23

(Ivanhoe Newswire) — What makes us reach for a drink? Do people get influenced and pushed to start drinking by certain circumstances, or is there something else? According to the Washington University School of Medicine, drinking can be influenced by personal and societal factors, including economic fluctuations, political instability, and social norms. Apparently, these norms can even vary among countries and different time periods, leading to different “drinking...

2011-09-15 20:59:43

# Drinking can be influenced by both personal and societal factors, the latter leading to “drinking cultures.” # Researchers have completed a review of 31 studies on birth-cohort and gender differences in drinking. # Analysis shows that people born after World War II are more likely to binge drink and develop alcohol use disorders, and that women are “catching up” to men in terms of alcohol problems. Drinking can be influenced by both personal and societal...

2011-09-13 12:52:20

A meta-analysis of case-control and cohort studies on the association of alcohol consumption with colorectal cancer was carried out, based on 22 studies from Asia, 2 from Australia, 13 from Western Europe, and 24 from North America. The paper provides evidence that alcohol, at least at higher levels of consumption, is associated with an increase in the risk of colorectal cancer. Overall, there was no increase in the risk for consumers reporting an average intake of up to 1 drink per day, but...


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