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.

Calories, Carbs, and Fats in Beverages

The calories, carbs, and fats in beverages can sabotage the best intentions to lose or maintain weight. That’s because we tend to be unaware of just how fattening some beverages really are. Discover the Facts The following list presents the calories, carbs, and fats found in standard servings of both alcohol and non-alcoholic beverages. Alcoholic …

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Alcohol and Erectile Dysfunction (ED)

Are drinking alcohol and erectile dysfunction (ED) connected? I. Alcohol and Erectile Dysfunction 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 …

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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 …

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Drinking and Coronary Artery Disease Risk in US Veterans: Effects of Alcohol

exercise vs. alcohol for heart health

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. Beer, wine and distilled spirits appear to have the same health benefits. Spirits include rum, vodka, tequila, gin, whiskey, …

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