Recent Articles on Alcohol: Problems and Solutions

Negative Effects of Prohibition: Do You Know These 17?

The Promise The effects of prohibition were far from what temperance activists promised. They insisted it would usher in a richer, healthier, safer, more moral society with less crime and violence. As it went into effect, the famous evangelist Billy Sunday extolled the expected effects of prohibition in glowing terms. He preached that “The reign […]

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Risk of Diabetes from Obesity Reduced by Drinking Alcohol: Important for Good Health and Long Life

Risk of diabetes from obesity is reduced by drinking in moderation.  The alcohol can be in wine, beer or spirits. Diabetes mellitus is generally simply called diabetes.  It’s a major health problem. It’s especially harmful to the kidneys, nerves, and eyes. It also increases the risk of heart disease and stroke. Hyperglycemia is the leading […]

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Risk of Rheumatoid Arthritis Reduced by Drinking Alcohol

Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) has no cure. It’s a chronic disease that can cause permanent joint destruction and deformity. About 1.5 million people in the United States have the painful disease. Women have nearly three times the risk of rheumatoid arthritis as men. The disease usually begins in women between the ages of 30 and 60. […]

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Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms Reduced by Drinking Alcohol in Moderation

What is “Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms”? Lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS) refers to a group of urinary tract symptoms that affect both men and women. They used to be called prostatitis or prostatism. Common signs of LUTS include these. Frequent urination Urgent urination Painful urination Excessively frequent urination at night Weak stream Irregular or hesitating […]

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Chronic Kidney Disease Risk Reduced by Drinking Alcohol

The risk of chronic kidney disease is greatly reduced by moderate drinking. The alcohol can be in wine, beer, or spirits. Spirits are vodka, whiskey, gin, Scotch, rye, bourbon, rum, etc. The Disease Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is a serious condition. The kidneys don’t work right. This can cause many medical problems. High levels of […]

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Drinking During Pregnancy: What are Its Effects?

Moderate drinking during pregnancy. That’s an important subject. To learn more, doctors studied 4,496 women. They followed the women throughout their pregnancies and after the birth of their children. The researchers focused on low to moderate drinking during pregnancy. The first trimester (three months) of pregnancy is crucial. Such drinkers had a large reduced risk of […]

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Moderate Drinking: Abstainers Should try It for Better Health and Longer Life?

Drinking and Good Health Moderate drinking leads to better health and longer life. Doctors have long known this. The alcohol can be beer, wine or spirits. Doctors also know many of the ways in which moderate drinking causes better health Alcohol raises HDL or “good” cholesterol level. It lowers LDL or “bad cholesterol.” Drinking improves […]

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Drinking Alcohol and Heart Failure Connected: Important Information for Good Health

Alcohol and heart failure is a concern to many people. Is there a link between drinking and heart failure? If so, what is it? Is it true that red wine reduces risk the odds of getting the disease? Should I stop drinking to prevent heart failure? A large study confirmed the typical U-shaped link between […]

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Youthful Drinking Drop Hits New Lows in U.S.

The youthful drinking drop in the US has reached a new low. The federal government conducted a nation-wide survey. Its findings? Underage drinking during the previous month among 12 to 17 year olds dropped 34% between 2003 and 2013. Underage drinking  hit record historic lows. It did so for all measures of consumption. This included […]

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Should Older People Drink Less Alcohol or More Alcohol?

Should older people drink alcohol less often? Should they drink less volume? Some writers urge that older people drink less alcohol. They think it would “protect their bodies and minds.”  But Dr. Erik Skovenborg disagrees. He says people don’t develop low alcohol tolerance when they turn 65. That idea “is a myth based on plain […]

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