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2011-09-08 19:57:44

Among 13,894 women in the Nurses' Health Study, investigators prospectively examined alcohol use assessed at midlife in relation to "successful ageing," which was defined as survival to age 70 years, not having a major chronic disease (such as coronary disease, cancer, stroke, diabetes), and having no major cognitive impairment, physical impairment, or mental health problems. Only 11% of the women met these criteria. The results indicate that moderate drinkers, especially those consuming...

2011-09-07 20:13:41

UC Riverside researchers also find connection between sales of single-serve containers of alcoholic beverages and violent crime Violent crime could be reduced significantly if policymakers at the local level limit the number of neighborhood liquor stores and ban the sale of single-serve containers of alcoholic beverages, according to separate studies led by University of California, Riverside researchers. In the first of two groundbreaking studies published in the September issue of the...

2011-09-07 13:56:34

Weekend Binge Hurts, Daily Moderate Helps Clogged Arteries in Mice For the first time, new research shows that patterns of alcohol consumption — a drink or two every night, or several cocktails on Friday and Saturday nights only — may be more important in determining alcohol´s influence on heart health than the total amount consumed. In the journal Atherosclerosis, scientists found that daily moderate drinking — the equivalent of two drinks per day, seven days a...

One Drink A Day For Good Health
2011-09-07 10:00:16

  New research shows that women who enjoy one alcoholic drink per day at midlife may be healthier in old age than women who do not drink at all, who consume more than two drinks per day, or who consume more than three drinks at one sitting. The study, led by Qi Sun from the Harvard School of Public Health and the Brigham and Women´s Hospital in Boston, Mass, suggests that in women, regular alcohol consumption in moderation during middle age (average 58 years old) relates to...

2011-09-06 22:21:23

This paper provides an extensive analysis of the proportion of the risk of upper aero-digestive tract (UADT) cancers in the population (the population attributable risk) that may be due to alcohol consumption and/or smoking. The analyse provides strong evidence that smoking is the most important factor in the risk of these cancers, and the risk is enhanced among those who smoke and also consume 2 or more drinks per day. Alcohol alone (i.e., among non-smokers) has little effect on the risk...

2011-09-02 07:00:00

Biotivia have launched a 99% pure pterostilbene supplement called PteroActiv which will be used in human clinical trials that are exploring ways to prevent the diseases associated with aging and obesity. New York City, N.Y (PRWEB) September 02, 2011 Biotivia scientists announced today that the firm is making available a highly purified form of a molecule found in blueberries to the medical research community. The compound, called Pterostilbene, has shown remarkable potential to prevent and...

2011-08-31 20:24:25

Study of metabolites reveals health implications from small molecules Researchers have undertaken the most comprehensive investigation of genetic variance in human metabolism and discovered new insights into a range of common diseases. Their work has revealed 37 new variants that are associated with concentrations of metabolites in the blood. Many of these match variants associated with diseases such as chronic kidney disease, type 2 diabetes and blood clotting. The team conducted the...

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2011-08-20 14:17:22

British women are now as likely as their male counterparts to binge drink, claims a new study from researchers at University College London (UCL). The study, which was the topic of an August 19 article by Matthew Holehouse of the Telegraph, discovered that nearly 80-percent of all British women were as likely as British men to consume large amounts of alcohol at any given time. In comparison, in other European countries, men were far more likely to be binge drinkers than women. In fact,...

2011-08-16 20:57:06

Researchers review 143 studies Moderate social drinking significantly reduces the risk of dementia and cognitive impairment, according to an analysis of 143 studies by Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine researchers. Researchers reviewed studies dating to 1977 that included more than 365,000 participants. Moderate drinkers were 23 percent less likely to develop cognitive impairment or Alzheimer's disease and other forms of dementia. Wine was more beneficial than beer or...

2011-08-16 12:20:37

    * Excessive drinking and an unbalanced diet are two preventable contributors to health problems.    * A new study of adults in Spain has found that heavy drinking, binge drinking, a preference for spirits, and drinking alcohol at mealtimes were associated with a poor adherence to major food consumption guidelines. Excessive drinking and an unbalanced diet are two preventable contributors to health problems in the developed world. Different studies have found...


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  • The prevailing range of a vocal or instrumental part, within which most of the tones lie.
This word is Italian in origin and comes from the Latin 'textura,' web, structure.