Alcohol Problems and Solutions

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National Older Americans Month

Wine with DinnerDrinking alcohol in moderation is associated with better health and longer life than is either abstaining or abusing alcohol, according to the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism. Curious?

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Think you know all about alcohol? Take this fun alcohol quiz. It's full of alcohol related facts.

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Alcohol Timelines

Alcohol and Drinking History in America Timeline

Visit this timeline to follow the history of alcohol and drinking in the U.S. »

World History of Alcohol and Drinking Timeline

This timeline presents events in the history of alcohol and drinking over the past 12,000 years. »

World History of Wine Timeline

Follow the story of wine from its beginnings to the present time. »

History of Liquor: Distilled Spirits Timelines

Considerable disagreement exists over who first developed distillation. »

History of Beer: Timelines throughout History

Is beer older than bread? How long have humans been brewing beer? »

Temperance in America Timeline

Explore temperance in the U.S. from its early origins down to today. »

Drinking and Coronary Artery Disease Risk in US Veterans: Effects of Alcohol

Drinking and coronary artery disease risk are related. The evidence clearly shows that drinking alcohol in moderation leads to lower risk of coronary artery disease. That’s one of the reasons it generally leads to longer life. Coronary artery disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women in the U.S. Another common […]

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Moderate Drinking among Older Women: Health Effects

This study examined the health effects of moderate drinking among older women. It also looked at the effects of smoking on health. The researchers wanted to learn if the health effects of drinking moderately persisted into old age among women. They also looked at smoking tobacco.  To do so, they examined alcohol consumption, smoking, and […]

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Alcohol Drinking by Youth Continues to Drop in Western World

The popular belief is that there is a drinking epidemic among young people. In reality, alcohol drinking by youth continues to drop. Research in more prosperous parts of the world shows “solid evidence” of less drinking by young people since 2005. In fact, surveys in the U.S. and some other countries demonstrate drops in drinking […]

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14 Ways Drinking Alcohol Is Good for Health (Medical and Health Facts)

Alcohol is good for health when consumed in moderation. For example, it reduces the risk of developing many diseases and health problems. Not only is alcohol good for health, but it also promotes longer life. Those who drink in moderation tend to have better health and live longer. That’s in comparison with those who abstain […]

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Drinking Alcohol and Strength of Handgrip (Improves Health)

Alcohol and strength of handgrip is important. That’s because handgrip strength is a useful indicator of sarcopenia. Sarcopenia is a progressive and general loss of skeletal muscle mass and strength. It often causes functional impairment, falls, disability, loss of autonomy, poor quality of life, and death. I. The Study of Alcohol and Strength Researchers examined […]

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