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2012-03-15 23:21:54

Light-to-moderate alcohol consumption has been consistently associated with lower risk of heart disease, but data for stroke are less certain, especially among women. A total of 83,578 female participants of the Nurses' Health Study who were free of diagnosed cardiovascular disease and cancer at baseline were followed-up from 1980 to 2006. Data on self-reported alcohol consumption were assessed at baseline and updated approximately every 4 years, whereas stroke and potential confounder...

2012-02-16 11:09:03

Alcohol abuse and dependence are common problems in the United States due to a number of factors, two of which may be social drinking by college students and young adults, and risk taking that may lead to heavier drinking later in life. A study of the neural underpinnings of risk-taking in young, non-dependent social drinkers has found that the caudate nucleus and frontal cortex regions of the brain show less activation in people who drink more heavily. Results will be published in the May...

Britons Asked To Take Two Days Off Of Drinking Per Week
2012-01-09 11:15:28

The Science and Technology Committee of British Members of Parliament have called for Britons to refrain from consuming alcohol for at least two days of the week and consider their own weight when deciding to heavily imbibe, reports Keith Weir for Reuters. The Royal College of Physicians warned the risk of liver disease, alcohol dependence and suggested drinkers be given a ℠binge drinking limit´ — the most they should drink daily. Current guidelines, introduced in 1987,...

2011-11-22 17:28:11

Research published in the European Journal of Epidemiology by Costanzo S, Di Castelnuovo de Gaetano G et al has sought to separate the effects of wine, beer or spirit drinking in relation to fatal and non-fatal cardiovascular events. The Italian authors carried out an updated meta-analysis on the relationship between wine, beer or spirit consumption and cardiovascular outcomes, using state-of-the-art statistical techniques. From 16 studies, results confirmed a J-shaped relationship between...

Beer May Have The Same Positive Cardiovascular Effects As Wine
2011-11-15 09:29:48

A study conducted by Research Laboratories at the Fondazione di Ricerca e Cura “Giovanni Paolo II”, in Italy suggests that there are positive cardiovascular effects from beer consumption, much like wine is known to have in moderate amounts. Published online by the European Journal of Epidemiology, the research pooled different scientific studies conducted worldwide in previous years to examine data involving over 200,000 people, for whom alcohol drinking habits were associated...

2011-10-31 23:17:54

Doctors who drink more themselves are more liberal in their advice to patients on alcohol consumption. They set higher thresholds for what is harmful, and while men who are heavy drinkers get to continue drinking, women are often advised to stop altogether, reveals a thesis from the Sahlgrenska Academy at the University of Gothenburg, Sweden. Researchers at the University of Gothenburg's Sahlgrenska Academy have for the first time looked into how family doctors' own drinking habits affect...

Cost Of Binge Drinking Reaches $224 Billion Per Year: CDC
2011-10-18 04:59:44

Excessive alcohol consumption in the United States results in 79,000 deaths per year and costs $745 per person, according to a report issued Monday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The study used data from 2006, the most recent year for which information was generally available, and found that the costs related to excessive alcohol drinking reached $223.5 billion, or nearly $2 per drink, that year. Nearly three—quarters of those costs were due to binge...

2011-08-04 13:38:20

Wine and beer do not appear to have the same effect Drinking just one 4cl measure of spirits can increase the risk of an acute attack of pancreatitis, but wine or beer does not appear to have the same effect, according to a study published online by BJS, the British Journal of Surgery. Researchers from the Karolinska Institutet in Sweden followed 84,601 people from 46 to 84 years of age from the general population in Vastmanland and Uppsala for a median of ten years. During that time 513...


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