Alcohol and Total Death Risk Most research has found a J-shaped pattern between alcohol and total death risk. That is, drinking in moderation reduces all-cause death, compared to abstaining. As drinking increases, the risk of death rises to equal that of abstaining. As drinking reaches heavy levels, the risk of death rises above that from […]
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Moderate drinking of beer, wine or distilled spirits (liquor) reduces heart disease by 20 to 49%. In addition, moderate drinkers are healthier and live longer than either abstainers or alcohol abusers. Curious?
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Timeline: Alcohol and Drinking History in America
Visit this new timeline to follow the history of alcohol and drinking in the United States of America.
Timeline: World History of Alcohol and Drinking
This timeline presents events in the history of alcohol and drinking over the past 12,000 years.
Whiteclay, Nebraska has the highest per capita alcohol sales in the U.S. The village has only 10 residents. Yet its four beer-selling stores sell about 4,500,000 cans per year. That’s over 1,200 12-ounce cans per resident per day. Beer sales equal over a quarter million dollars per resident per year. And some years much more […]
South of the Border is a large tourist attraction located in Dillon County, South Carolina. It’s very close to the southern border of North Carolina. Hence, its name. But how did prohibition lead to its existence? The Story of South of the Border Here’s the story. Alan Schafer was a beer distributor in the city […]
Clarence True Wilson was one of the most powerful advocates of Prohibition in the U.S. He ranked along with Wayne Wheeler and Bishop James Cannon, Jr., as a leading proponent. Yet he is less well-known than his more famous colleagues. Wilson was born in Milton, Delaware on April 24, 1872. His father was the Rev. […]
Impact, Texas, is a small town whose existence is based on alcohol prohibition. That’s because the region in which it is located was dry (under prohibition). But Impact was wet (legally sold alcoholic beverages). The Origins of Impact, Texas Here’s the story. In 1960, Abilene and all the surrounding region prohibited the sale of alcohol. […]
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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.