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.

14 Ways Drinking Alcohol Is Good for Health (Medical and Health Facts)

Alcohol is good for health when consumed in moderation. For example, it reduces the risk of developing many diseases and health problems. Not only is alcohol good for health, but it also promotes longer life. Those who drink in moderation tend to have better health and live longer. That’s in comparison with those who abstain […]

Drinking Alcohol and Strength of Handgrip (Improves Health)

Alcohol and strength of handgrip is important. That’s because handgrip strength is a useful indicator of sarcopenia. Sarcopenia 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. I. The Study of Alcohol and Strength Researchers examined […]

Alcohol Reduces Pain in Chronic Pain Patients (Drinking is Helpful)

Long before the the development of modern pain-killers, people realized that drinking alcohol reduces pain. Therefore, they have apparently consumed alcohol to relieve pain since prehistoric times. And they’ve done so throughout recorded history up to the present time. Who hasn’t seen an old Western movie showing someone drinking whiskey to help endure removal of […]

Effects of Alcohol on Risk of Strokes and Heart Attacks (Health Facts)

I. Research: Effects of Alcohol on Risk of Strokes and Heart Attacks. Researchers examined the effects of alcohol on risk of strokes and heart attacks. To do so they studied data from 204,557 participants in the NHIS-National Sample Cohort. That’s a sample representative of the South Korean population. The investigators looked at biennial health exam findings […]

Alcohol and Cardiovascular Health (How Much to Drink for Good Health and Long Life)

I. Cardiovascular Health. Researchers summarized the medical findings about drinking alcohol and cardiovascular  health. They reported on several things. One was all-cause mortality. That is, death from any cause. They also reported on coronary artery disease, type 2 diabetes mellitus, heart failure, and ischemic stroke, among others. They defined light to moderate drinking as up […]

The Best Alcohol Treatment Program: How to Choose It.

How to Choose the Best Alcohol Treatment Program Selecting the best alcohol treatment program for you or a loved one is a major decision. But it’s not easy. Alcohol treatment programs are highly profitable. They bring in billions of dollars each year. But it’s also a very, very competitive industry. Each bed filled brings in […]

How Much Alcohol Should I Drink for Health & Long Life? (12 Essential Facts)

I. The Problem Many people want to know how much to drink for health and longevity benefits. They usually look to official recommendations listing maximum limits. Indeed, health professionals use them as well for guidance. Countries around the world have created official guidelines. Public policies about alcohol tend to be based on these official recommendations. […]

Alcohol Drinking and Atherosclerosis among HIV+ Persons

Moderate alcohol drinking and atherosclerosis are associated in the general population. Specifically, moderate consumption reduces the risk of atherosclerosis. The condition is also called atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease and arteriosclerosis. But most non-medical people call it hardening of arteries I. Atherosclerosis is Serious Atherosclerosis is a hardening and narrowing of the arteries. Those are the vessels through which […]

Drinking Alcohol, Diabetes, Cardiovascular Health, and Mortality (What You Need to Know)

I. Research Evidence Investigators reviewed existing research on the effects of drinking alcohol, diabetes, cardiovascular health, and mortality. They focused on type 2 or adult-onset diabetes, They found that light and moderate alcohol consumption decreases the risk of diabetes, according to most studies. However, they report that heavy and binge drinking increase that risk. Among […]

Drinking Alcohol and Sexual Performance of Men: Is Drinking Helpful or Harmful? 

I. Alcohol and Erections. William Shakespeare suggested a relationship 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.” Researchers […]

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