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2010-06-01 14:50:08

    * Binge drinking accounts for more than half of 79,000 excessive-drinking deaths annually in the United States.    * A new study has looked at heavy and binge drinking in relation to drinkers' own perceptions of their overall health status.    * Results show binge drinkers have a 13 to 23 percent greater likelihood of self-reporting fair to poor health status. Recent data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) show that...

2010-03-23 08:42:05

Both legitimate brewers and distillers - and authorities on the track of illicit alcohol from home stills - will soon have a helping hand. Measurement experts have unveiled a portable device to determine the strength of alcoholic drinks quickly and easily, almost anywhere. Published in the open access Chemistry Central Journal, the researchers show that their technique is just as accurate, and more sophisticated, than widely used lab-based methods. Along with his colleagues, Dirk Lachenmeier...

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2010-03-08 13:50:00

A new study finds that, contrary to popular belief, consuming wine may not lead to weight gain in women. In fact, the opposite might well be true. According to a study recently printed in the Archives of Internal Medicine, a publication of the American Medical Association, researchers from Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston polled over 19,000 women, all United States residents described as average weight, about their drinking tendencies. They then tracked the women's weight fluctuations...

2009-12-17 13:20:00

WASHINGTON, Dec. 17 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- At an important briefing yesterday at the National Press Club, the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism showcased an informative, free consumer booklet to encourage responsible drinking decisions during the holiday season and beyond. The brochure underscores that, "Drinking can be beneficial or harmful, depending on your age and health status, the situation, and, of course, how much you drink." Based on the latest research, the...

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2009-11-27 14:13:38

According to new research, more than 3.8 million adults in England are misguidedly trying to burn off the booze with exercise. A YouGov survey, on behalf of the Know Your Limits campaign shows that 19 percent of adults in England who exercise regularly and drink alcohol admit to taking exercise or playing sport in order to 'make up' for having drunk a lot of alcohol in the previous few days. The figure rose to 28 percent among heavier drinkers. Experts warned that while exercise can help with...

2009-08-28 11:40:30

Abstaining from alcohol consumption is associated with an increased risk of depression according to a new study published in Addiction journal. It has long been recognized that excessive alcohol consumption can lead to poor physical and mental health.  However, there has been mounting evidence that low levels of alcohol consumption may also be associated with poor mental health possibly due to abstainers having other health problems or being reformed heavy drinkers. The study utilized...

2009-08-24 12:58:24

The British Home Office has convened a team of designers to create an alternative to the traditional pint glass for beer in pubs. Home Office officials said the designers have been charged with creating several new drinking vessels within four months as alternatives to the traditional pint glass, which has been linked to a growing number of injuries in violent incidents at pubs, The Times of London reported Monday. Sebastian Conran, head of the Home Office's Design and Technology Alliance...

2009-08-17 00:38:38

Drinking patterns in Spain may be changing from drinking with meals to binge drinking on weekends, a researcher in Spain says. Binge drinkers are defined as males who drink five or more standard alcohol drinks, and females who drink four or more, on one occasion and within a two-hour interval. Francisco Caamano-Isorna of the University of Santiago de Compostela says the traditional pattern in Spain -- low intake of wine and beer during meals -- may be changing. Recent reports from the Spanish...

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2009-07-03 16:45:00

New British research suggests that men who consumer just four pints of beer per week may increase their lifetime risk of being hospitalized.In the study of 5,772 Scottish men, researchers found that those who consumed just four pints of beer, eight shots of spirits or eight small glasses of wine per week were more likely to be admitted to a hospital, than those who drank less or nothing at all. The risks were even higher for men who consumed greater amounts of alcohol, the study found.The men...

2009-06-26 20:14:16

Binge drinking -- six or more alcoholic drinks at one occasion at lease once a week -- is linked with stroke in South Korean men, researchers said. In the study, binge drinkers were defined as men who drank six or more servings of alcohol and women who drank four or more servings of alcohol on one occasion at least once a week. Most of the alcohol was soju, a native Korean distilled liquor similar to vodka. It is 25 percent alcohol by volume. The proportion of Korean adults who drink...


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