When both husband and wife drink alcohol, they are generally more satisfied with their marriage. In short, drinking and marital satisfaction go together. Researchers at the University of Michigan reported these findings. The Study of Drinking and Marital Satisfaction The investigators studied a nationally representative sample of couples in the U.S. over age age 50. […]
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Drinking and Women’s Health. What are the long-term effects of alcohol drinking and women’s health? This is a very important question. Researchers from Harvard and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center investigated this very important question. To do so, they reviewed published findings from the Nurses’ Health Study and Nurses’ Health Study II. Significantly, these are […]
Alcohol in Art: Ancient Period The place of alcohol in art has a long history. The ancient Egyptians often painted images of beer and wine production and consumption. Their images were very detailed. That enables us to understand much about their alcohol culture. In contrast, alcohol in ancient Greek painting was almost always associated with […]
Women and Temperance – Prohibition The role of women in temperance and prohibition was essential to success. Indeed, at one time people considered women and temperance to be virtually synonymous. Women, along with major Protestant churches, made National Prohibition possible. In 1852, Elizabeth Cady Stanton organized the Women’s New York State Temperance Society. Other prominent […]
Liquor Bans on College Campuses Some institutions of higher education have imposed new alcohol policies. These policies establish liquor bans on college campuses. The policies now restrict the possession or consumption of distilled spirits. Often called liquor, distilled spirits are vodka, gin, rum, whiskey, tequila and other distilled beverages. These policies are well-intentioned. They’re an […]
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- The alcohol contents of a regular beer, glass of dinner wine and shot of whiskey or other distilled spirit (80 proof) are all the same. This is alcohol equivalence.
- The U.S. government reports that moderate consumption of alcohol (beer, wine or distilled spirits) improves health and increases longevity.
- Parents have great influence over the choices their children make about alcohol now and in the future.
- Drinking alcohol by students in U.S. middle and high schools has declined to its lowest level in the 36 years that the federal government has surveyed the subject.
- Distilled spirits (whiskey, brandy, rum, tequila, gin, etc.) contain no carbohydrates, no fats of any kind, and no cholesterol. Get the nutrition facts.