Category: Alcohol

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 […]

Alcohol and Multiple Sclerosis are Connected

I.   The Study: Alcohol and Multiple Sclerosis Researchers studied drinking alcohol and multiple sclerosis (MS) risk. There may be a time of higher risk for MS during adolescence. Therefore, the researchers studied the drinking of youth age 15-19. The study chose Denmark because Danish teens have high alcohol consumption. The study looked at 1,717 […]

Alcohol and Hospitalization (Alcohol Drinking Predicts Future Hospitalization)

I. Background.  Alcohol and hospitalization are connected. Heavy drinkers appear more likely to use hospitals than non-drinkers. This is not surprising. But what about light drinkers and moderate drinkers? There is extensive evidence that light and moderate alcohol consumption leads to better health. That’s in comparison with with either non-drinking or heavy drinking. Does such […]

Alcohol and Longevity: Important Facts for Long Life

What’s the relationship between drinking alcohol and longevity? Researchers wanted to know. So they examined average lifetime alcohol consumption, risk of cancer death, and deaths from all causes. I. The Study To do so, they used data from 99,654 men and women aged 55-74. All had participated in the U.S. Prostate, Lung, Colorectal, and Ovarian […]

Diseases of Aging (Age-Related Diseases) Reduced with Healthy Lifestyle: Longevity Increased

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 are so strong. And that dessert is so very, very tempting. Perhaps […]

Wine Fraud: An Increasingly Serious Problem: Watch Out!

Wine Fraud Isn’t New. France has long been the center of wine fraud. And within France, the Bordeaux region has been the center of dishonesty. Historically, French vintners often sold Algerian wine as French wine at much higher prices. Sometimes the wine came from Morocco or Tunisia. After the early 20th century, Spanish wine often […]

Wilbur F. Crafts and His International Reform Bureau

I. Wilbur F. Crafts. Self-styled “Christian lobbyist” Wilbur F. Crafts formed the International Reform Bureau in 1895. He led it for 28 years until his death in 1922. Best known as a prohibition leader, Crafts also opposed movies and promoted their heavy censorship by government. The motion picture industry feared his Reform Bureau. It responded […]

Will My Child Become an Alcoholic? Ways to Reduce the Risk

You might might be concerned about an important question: “Will my child become an alcoholic?” Parents can never know for certain, but there are ways to reduce the risk. There are clearly things to do and things not to do. I. Things to Do A. Be a good role model. Never abuse alcohol. Use teachable […]

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 […]

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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