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2011-11-15 21:27:48

Alcohol consumption causes approximately four percent of all deaths worldwide and is responsible for roughly five percent of global diseases. A study of alcohol consumption in Tuscany, Italy has found that alcoholics have significantly higher rates of both general and cancer mortality when compared to the general population. Results will be published in the February 2012 issue of Alcoholism: Clinical & Experimental Research and are currently available at Early View. "[We conducted...

2011-11-15 21:26:32

Prior to the 1984 passage of a uniform drinking-age limit of 21 years in the U.S., many states permitted the legal purchase of alcohol at age 18. These lower drinking ages have been associated with several adverse outcomes such as higher rates of suicide and homicide among youth. A new study of individuals who were legally permitted to drink before the age of 21 has found they remain at elevated risk for suicide and homicide as adults, particularly women born after 1960. Results will be...

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...

2011-11-14 22:22:47

Adding to research linking alcohol to breast cancer risk, a new study from Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis shows that adolescent girls with a family history of breast disease – either cancer or the benign lesions that can become cancer — have a higher risk of developing benign breast disease as young women than other girls. And unlike girls without a family history, this already-elevated risk rises with increasing alcohol consumption. "The most common...

Sugary Beverages Could Increase Heart Disease Risk In Women
2011-11-14 06:16:12

Drinking at least two sugary drinks each day could result in an increased risk of heart disease in adult women, whether or not they gain weight as a result of the beverages, according to research presented Sunday at an American Heart Association conference in Orlando, Florida. Shari Roan of the Los Angeles Times reports that the study has discovered that women between the ages of 45 and 84 who consume two or more sugar-sweetened drinks on a daily basis were four times more likely to...

Inactivity Increases Risk Of Cancer
2011-11-04 08:14:14

The analysis of a new major study has concurred with decades of research that being active means being healthy, and also reduces the risk of cancer. But just being active doesn´t mean you are fit for life. The new evidence suggests that people who have sedentary lifestyles, even when they do have exercise routines, are at an increased risk of cancer. The study, published in the journal Cancer Prevention Research and presented at the American Institute for Cancer Research (AICR)...

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2011-11-02 11:21:25

According to a new study, consumption of 3 to 6 alcoholic drinks per week is associated with a small increase in the risk of breast cancer. The researchers reported in the journal JAMA Wednesday that consumption in both earlier and later adult life also increases the risk of breast cancer. "In many studies, higher consumption of alcohol has been associated with an increased risk of breast cancer. However, the effect of low levels of drinking as is common in the United States has not...

2011-11-02 08:38:41

Consumption of 3 to 6 alcoholic drinks per week is associated with a small increase in the risk of breast cancer, and consumption in both earlier and later adult life is also associated with an increased risk, according to a study in the November 2 issue of JAMA. "In many studies, higher consumption of alcohol has been associated with an increased risk of breast cancer. However, the effect of low levels of drinking as is common in the United States has not been well quantified," according...

2011-11-02 06:04:16

(Ivanhoe Newswire) — After obese men took a relatively small dose or resveratrol, an ingredient in red wine, in purified form every day for a month, their metabolisms changed for the better. In fact, the effects appear to be as good for us as severe calorie restriction. Resveratrol is a natural compound. "We saw a lot of small effects, but consistently pointing in a good direction of improved metabolic health," Patrick Schrauwen of Maastricht University in The Netherlands, was quoted...

2011-11-01 21:14:11

When obese men take a relatively small dose of resveratrol in purified form every day for a month, their metabolisms change for the better. In fact, the effects appear to be as good for us as severe calorie restriction. Resveratrol is a natural compound best known as an ingredient in red wine. "We saw a lot of small effects, but consistently pointing in a good direction of improved metabolic health," said Patrick Schrauwen of Maastricht University in The Netherlands. The findings in the...