Category: Aging

Alcohol and Dementia Risk: Is There a Link?

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What’s the connection between drinking alcohol and dementia risk? That’s a very important question. Could either increasing or decreasing drinking reduce it? Dementia is a serious burden on loved ones. It’s also a serious burden on the economy. And in recent decades the global prevalence of dementia has nearly tripled.  Alcohol and Dementia Risk Study …

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Older Drinkers Are Healthier Both Before and After Surgery

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Research finds that older drinkers are healthier both before and after surgery. Those aged 60 or older who drank moderately or heavily had better health. This was in comparison to those who drank no or little alcohol. There were 628 patients. Of those, 397 were male and 231 were female.           …

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Alcohol and Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA): Are They Related?

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Alcohol and rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is an important concern. Most people drink alcohol. At the same time, many people have RA.                     Overview Rheumatoid Arthritis Research Evidence Resources I. Rheumatoid Arthritis RA is a chronic or long-lasting disease. It’s inflammatory in nature. (In fact, “arthritis” means joint …

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Avoid Frailty in Aging (Research Suggests How to Do It!)

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It’s very important to avoid frailty in aging.             Overview I.   Frailty II.  The Study III. Resources I. Frailty What’s so important about frailty? It’s because it’s linked to poor health, disability, and death. Of course, being healthy helps ward off frailty. But specifically, what can we do to …

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Alcohol and Healthy Aging (Live Longer and Healthier)

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Are alcohol and healthy aging linked? Research has found that drinking alcohol in moderation is linked with longer life. But is it the regularity of moderate drinking that improves healthy aging. The Study Researchers studied 13,894 women in the Nurses’ Health Study. They assessed them at midlife and followed them over time. Thus, they were …

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Alcohol and Erectile Dysfunction (ED): Meds, Causes, Cures.

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Are drinking alcohol and erectile dysfunction (ED) connected?                    Overview I.   Alcohol and Erectile Dysfunction II.  Erectile Dysfunction III. Treatment IV.  Resources  V.  Problem Meds  VI. Peyronie’s Disease I. Alcohol and Erectile Dysfunction To study this question, researchers analyzed the results of 24 cross-sectional studies. And …

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Diseases of Aging Reduced with Healthful Lifestyle

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Diseases of aging really can be reduced by following a few health tips. Not only that, but following health guidelines can add over ten years to a person’s life. We all know we shouldn’t smoke or become obese. But cravings for a cigarette can be so strong. And that dessert is so very, very tempting. Perhaps …

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Drinking Alcohol and Handgrip Strength: Sarcopenia

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Handgrip strength is important because it’s a useful indicator of sarcopenia. This 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. Is there a relationship between drinking alcohol and handgrip strength? A Study of Alcohol and …

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Alcohol and Erections: Moderate Drinking Helpful

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William Shakespeare suggested a link between alcohol and sexual performance. Of drinking alcohol, he said “it provokes the desire but takes away the performance.” (Henry IV part I: act 3, scene 1.) But Shakespeare is unclear. That is, he doesn’t specify the level of drinking that “takes away the performance.”      Overview Alcohol and …

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Moderate Alcohol Drinking, Senility, and Longevity

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Most people want to live a long life free of senility or cognitive impairment. Are alcohol drinking, senility, and longevity related?Does drinking moderately help people live longer and without senility? This is an important question both for individuals and society. Advances in public health and medicine have led to large increases in longevity. And they …

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