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.

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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Chronic Kidney Disease and Alcohol Drinking: Evidence Review

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Chronic kidney disease and alcohol is an important matter. Millions of people regularly drink alcohol. And many people suffer chronic kidney disease (CKD). CKD afflicts large numbers of people. In fact, it affects about 10% of adults around the world. The percent is higher in the U.S., with 37,000,000 suffering CKD. And doctors diagnose about …

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Dietary Guidelines: Temperance Dogma Doesn’t Belong

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Government dietary guidelines must be be reasonable and based on science. Imagine you’re at a friend’s party. You finish nursing your first beer and casually reach for a second. Everyone stops and stares. Your friends start whispering to themselves. They wonder if they should stage an intervention. Ridiculous and unjustified, right? Wrong! At least according …

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Alcohol and PAD (Peripheral Arterial Disease): What to Know

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Alcohol and PAD. Peripheral arterial disease (PAD) is caused by plaque (fat and cholesterol) in the arteries that supply the legs. The plaque narrows the arteries and decreases blood flow. It usually causes leg problems. The most common symptom of PAD is leg pain while walking. That’s claudication. Over 200 million people around the world …

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Alcohol and Gallstones Risk: Moderate Drinking Reduces Risk

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Many people are concerned about drinking alcohol and gallstones risk. Gallstones are hard bits from bile (digestive fluid) that can occur in the gallbladder. That’s a small organ just below the liver. Yet gallstones can be very painful if they cause blockage of bile by lodging in a duct. Thus, people want to reduce their …

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Alcohol and Cognitive Function in Aging: Can Drinking Help?

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The relation between drinking alcohol and cognitive function in aging is important. Most people drink and most look forward to mentally active aging. But is there a connection between the two? Free Cognitive Quizzes! Three Minute Self-Test. Mini-Mental Status. Alcohol and Cognitive Function I. The Study Researchers wanted to learn the answer. So they looked …

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