Category: Health

Moderate drinkers tend to have better health and live longer than those who are either abstainers or heavy drinkers. In addition to having fewer heart attacks and strokes, moderate consumers of alcoholic beverages (beer, wine and distilled spirits or liquor) are generally less likely to suffer strokes, diabetes, arthritis, enlarged prostate, dementia (including Alzheimer’s disease), and several major cancers.

What is Moderate Drinking or Alcohol Consumption?

What is moderate drinking? It depends on whom you ask. The U.S. government defines moderte drinking as consuming no more than two standard drinks a day for men and one for women. And even that has changed. Until recently, the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism’s definition permitted men to drink up to four …

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Food Poisoning and Alcohol Drinking: Discover Important Facts!

Food poisoning and alcohol are connected. “Alcohol with a meal can lower the risk of food poisoning” reported the New York Times.1 The evidence is that drinking alcoholic beverages with meals can either prevent food poisoning or reduce its effects. Food poisoning appears to be much more common than most people realize. That’s because they …

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It’s Better to Drink in Moderation Than to Abstain from Alcohol

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Many groups equate alcohol with illegal drugs. However, this may actually be counter-productive and reinforce destructive drinking patterns. Here, Profs. David J. Hanson and Ruth C. Engs point out that it’s better to drink in moderation than to abstain. (Of course, this doesn’t apply to those with a good reason not to drink.)   The …

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Alcohol in Health Promotion (Dr. Eric Rimm of Harvard)

Dr. Eric Rimm is Professor of Epidemiology and Nutrition at the Harvard School of Public Health. In this interview he describes the role of drinking alcohol in health promotion. David Hanson interviews Dr. Rimm.  Hanson– Dr. Rimm, you’ve researched the impact of alcohol on health for about a quarter century. Could you explain why moderate drinkers …

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Medical Advice on Drinking Alcohol: Doctors’ Advice

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People who drink alcoholic beverages can benefit from medical advice on drinking. Anyone who drinks alcohol should know an essential fact. Specifically, standard drinks all contain the same amount of pure alcohol. A standard drink is a: 12-ounce bottle or can of regular beer 5-ounce glass of dinner wine One and 1/2 ounce shot drink …

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Alcohol and Vaginal Cancer Risk: Does Drinking Effect Risk?

Women may be concerned about drinking alcohol and vaginal cancer risk. However, drinking alcohol (wine, distilled spirits or beer) does not increase the risk of developing cancer of the vagina. That’s the conclusion of leading medical organizations. They include the National Cancer Institute, American Society of Clinical Oncology, CancerHelp UK, tand many others. Risk Factors …

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