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.

Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm and Alcohol Consumption

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An abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) is an enlarged area in the lower part of the aorta. That’s the major vessel that supplies blood to the body. Most aortic aneurysms (or aneurisms) are AAA. The aorta is the primary supplier of blood to the body. Therefore, a ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysm can cause bleeding leading to …

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Alcohol Rehabs and Money (Often More about Money than Helping People)

The alcohol and drug treatment industry is enormous and highly profitable. However, it’s very competitive. To lure patients or clients, many rehabs and retreats use falsehoods and deception. When it comes to alcohol rehabs and money, it’s often more about money. Helping people is of minor concern. There’s little regulation, deception is common, and it’s …

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Anstie’s Limit (Anstie’s Rule or Ansties Alcohol Limit)

Anstie’s limit is the amount of alcohol that Dr. Francis Anstie found could be consumed daily with no ill effects. It is 1.5 ounces of pure ethanol. That’s equivalent to two and one-half standard drinks of beer, wine or distilled spirits. That’s because each has 0.6 of an ounce of pure alcohol. Dr. Anstie Francis …

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Alcohol Abuse

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What are drinking problems? How serious is alcohol abuse among young people? What is the trend in drunk driving? What help is available for alcoholism? I. What Is Alcohol Abuse? To some college students, heavy drinking that leads to vomiting is not alcohol abuse but simply having a good time and being “one of the …

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Alcohol and Scrotal Cancer Risk

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Alcohol and scrotal cancer. Are they linked? That is, does drinking alcohol increase the risk of developing cancer of the scrotum? In a word, no. After studying the findings of research around the world, that’s the conclusion of major medical organizations. They include the American Cancer Society, National Institutes of Health, American Society of Clinical …

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Drinking Alcohol Reduces Weight Gain (Discover More!)

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I. Alcohol Reduces Weight Gain. Alcohol reduces weight gain among women. (Sorry, guys.) Women who consume one or two alcoholic drinks daily gain less weight during mid-life. That’s in comparison with alcohol abstainers. Medical researchers at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston published their findings in the Archives of Internal Medicine. The Study Investigators examined …

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Drinking Alcohol and Bone Cancer Risk (Important Facts)

Alcohol and bone cancer aren’t associated. Therefore, drinking alcohol doesn’t increase the risk of developing bone cancer. That applies to beer, spirits and wine. That’s the conclusion of major health organizations. They include the National Cancer Institute, American Society of Clinical Oncology, CancerHelp UK, Mayo Clinic, and many others. I. Risk Factors Bone cancer risk factors …

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People Tend To Underreport Alcohol Drinking Consumption

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Most studies find that people generally underreport alcohol consumption by about 40% to 60%. This doesn’t mean that people always lie about their drinking. To some degree, people simply don’t remember accurately. However, there are patterns to the underreporting. Clearly, people react to social expectations. And they want to maintain a good image. So they …

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