Category: Aging

Alcohol and Erectile Dysfunction (ED)

I. Alcohol and Erectile Dysfunction. Are drinking alcohol and erectile dysfunction (ED) connected? To study this question, researchers analyzed the results of 24 cross-sectional studies. These studies included 154,295 patients. Light and moderate drinkers had a much lower risk of ED. Such drinking was consuming up to 21 drinks per week. However, those who consumed […]

Drinking and Frailty: Alcohol Reduces Risk of Becoming Frail with Age

The Study. Are alcohol drinking and frailty related? Does drinking alcohol reduce our chances of becoming frail as we age? This is an important question. Being frail often leads to fractures among older people. Many times these fractures begin a downward spiral of health problems leading to death. To look at drinking and frailty, researchers […]

Drinking and Surgery on Knee or Hip: Later Disease and Death

Drinking and Surgery on Joints Researchers wanted to learn the effects of drinking and surgery on a hip or knee and later morbidity (disease) and death. They identified 30,799 patients who had knee or hip arthroplasty. That is, who had either surgical reconstruction or replacement of a hip or knee joint. The scientists obtained data […]

Alcohol and Risk of Dementia: Light & Moderate Drinking Reduces Risk of Developing Dementia

Dementia Scientists analyzed previous research on drinking alcohol and risk of dementia. To do so, they conducted a meta-analysis of prospective studies. Dementia has various causes. Therefore, the researchers included 11 studies with 73,330 participants and 4,586 cases for all-cause dementia. They had five studies with 52,715 participants and 1,267 cases of Alzheimer’s dementia. And […]

Enlarged Prostate Risk Reduced by Drinking Alcohol

About half of men 50 years of age suffer from an enlarged prostate. When not caused by cancer, it’s called benign prostate hyperplasia (BPH). The condition causes urination problems. The proportion of sufferers increases to about 80% at age 70. So it’s a very common problem. Fortunately, enlarged prostate risk is reduced by drinking alcohol. […]

Drinking Alcohol and Gallstone & Gallbladder Disease Risk

Are drinking alcohol and gallstone disease related? Yes. Drinking alcohol reduces the risk of developing gallstone and gallbladder disease.  I. Research on Alcohol and Gallstone Disease Here is some of the research. • Researchers followed 1,290,413 women in the UK for over six years. Drinking reduced the risk of developing gallstone disease. Those who had […]

Drinking and Dementia, Alzheimer’s, & Memory Loss

The relationship between drinking and dementia, as well as Alzheimer’s, is an important matter. It effects millions of people, their loved ones, and governments. Medical research has shown that moderate drinking reduces the risk of dementia. This includes Alzheimer’s disease. The alcohol can be beer, wine or spirits. However, abstaining from alcohol increases the risk of […]

Risk of Hip Fractures Reduced by Light to Moderate Drinking

The risk of hip fractures is reduced by light to moderate drinking. The alcohol can be beer, wine, or spirits. Spirits are whiskey, gin, rum, rye, vodka, etc. Reducing risk is important. Hip fractures, especially among the elderly, are a common cause of disability and increase the risk of premature death. The major risk of […]

Risk of Dementia Reduced by Drinking Alcohol in Moderation

The risk of dementia is reduced by drinking alcohol in moderation. The alcohol consumed can be beer, wine, or spirits. It doesn’t matter. Dementia refers to a decline in mental ability severe enough to interfere with daily life. Dementia is not a normal part of aging. It is not a disease. It is a result […]

Risk of Cognitive Impairment Increased by Drinking Less Alcohol: Abstaining from Alcohol is a Risk Factor for Dementia

The risk of cognitive impairment has again been found higher among those who drink less alcohol. This study followed 1,309 women age 65 or older for twenty years. Alcohol consumption was assessed periodically for 16 years. At the end of 20 years, cognitive impairment, including dementia, was measured. Some women cut their drinking by one-half […]

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