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.

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

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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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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