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2010-05-19 11:05:00

According to a major study released Wednesday on the link between alcohol and cardiovascular disease, moderate drinkers enjoy more robust health than either big boozers or teetotalers. However, researchers cautioned that downing a glass or two of wine or its equivalent every day, may not contribute to enhanced wellbeing.  More likely, it indicates an otherwise healthy lifestyle. "There's too much talk about the benefits of moderate drinking," Boris Hansel, a researcher at the Hopital...

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2010-03-23 07:23:10

A study by the Catholic University of Campobasso, Italy, shows that regular and moderate alcohol consumption is beneficial for people who had a previous heart attack or other ischemic vascular events It was still an open question in medicine. Whereas scientific research has shown beneficial effects of moderate alcohol consumption in healthy people, it was not clear whether this could be valid also for patients who already had heart attack, stroke or another ischemic vascular event. A positive...

2009-08-27 16:45:00

When it comes to alcohol consumption and depression, a new study by a team of Norwegian and British researchers shows that heavy drinkers "“ but also teetotalers -- have higher levels of depression and anxiety than those who drink moderately.The study, "Anxiety and depression among abstainers and low-level alcohol consumers. The Nord-Trøndelag Health Study", was published in the most recent issue of Addiction, a peer-reviewed medical journal published by the Society for the Study...

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2009-08-22 13:45:00

A new study suggests that men who drink beer or liquor on a regular basis may face a heightened risk of several different types of cancers. Researchers discovered that about 3,600 Canadian men between the ages 35 to 70 that drank at least one alcoholic drink a day had higher risks of a number of cancers than men who drank occasionally or not at all, including cancers of the esophagus, stomach, colon, lungs, pancreas, liver and prostate. Once the researchers looked at the individual types of...

2006-07-25 10:20:00

By Amy Norton NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Older adults who have up to one drink a day may live longer and suffer fewer heart problems than teetotalers do -- though the exact reason remains unknown, researchers report. Their study of adults in their 70s found that those who regularly had one to seven drinks per week were 30 percent less likely to develop heart disease over six years. They were also less likely to die of any cause. The findings, published in the Archives of Internal Medicine,...

2006-03-31 15:45:00

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Researchers poured cold water on the idea that moderate drinking helps prevent heart disease on Friday, noting that many studies include teetotalers as a control group but don't ask why they did not drink. Several major studies have found that light to moderate drinking -- up to two drinks a day on a regular basis -- is associated with a lower risk of heart disease. Some have also found a lower risk of some cancers. But a team at the University of Victoria in British...

2005-12-05 10:20:46

By Amy Norton NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - People who have an alcoholic drink or two a day may have a lower risk of becoming obese than either teetotalers or heavy drinkers, a study published Monday suggests. Researchers found that among more than 8,200 U.S. adults, those who said they enjoyed a drink every day were 54 percent less likely than non-drinkers to be obese. Similarly, those who drank a little more (two drinks per day) or a little less (a few drinks per week) had a lower...


Word of the Day
mallemaroking
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.