Category: Heart

Alcohol and Hospitalization (Alcohol Drinking Predicts Future Hospitalization)

I. Background.  Alcohol and hospitalization are connected. Heavy drinkers appear more likely to use hospitals than non-drinkers. This is not surprising. But what about light drinkers and moderate drinkers? There is extensive evidence that light and moderate alcohol consumption leads to better health. That’s in comparison with with either non-drinking or heavy drinking. Does such […]

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, […]

Lifestyle and Cardiovascular Disease & Mortality among Middle-Aged & Older Women

Lifestyle and cardiovascular disease is important to post-menopausal women. Following menopause, cardiovascular disease and resulting death increase greatly. I. The Disease Cardiovascular disease involves diseases of the heart and blood vessels. It includes heart attack, heart failure, arrhythmia, valve problems and stroke. It is the number cause of death for both men and women.  Cardiovascular […]

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 […]

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 […]

Moderate Drinking Reduces Heart and Circulation Diseases (Cardiovascular Diseases)

The Study. Doctors have known for decades that drinking in moderation contributes to a long, healthy life. The reason is simple. Moderate drinking reduces heart and other cardiovascular diseases. These diseases cause over half of all deaths in developed countries. Thus, moderate drinkers tend to be healthier and live loner. Learn more about some of the […]

Alcohol and Cardiovascular Disease: Moderate Drinking is Protective

Large Study of Alcohol and Cardiovascular Disease Researchers investigated alcohol and cardiovascular disease. They studied 1,937,360 adults aged 30 or older. All were free of cardiovascular disease. And all were from from the CALIBER (Cardiovascular research using Linked bespoke studies and electronic health records) Program. The investigators categorized individuals as non drinkers, former drinkers, occasional […]

Drinking Alcohol and Cholesterol Levels (HDL and LDL)

The subject of alcohol and cholesterol levels has been widely studied. There is now medical consensus that drinking in moderation benefits cholesterol levels. Cholesterol Cholesterol is a waxy type of fat that’s in the human body. Total cholesterol consists of LDL (low-density lipoprotein) and HDL (high-density lipoprotein) cholesterol. A high cholesterol level is predictive of […]

Heart Attack Survival Increased by Drinking Alcohol

Research shows that drinking alcohol improves heart attack survival. This is true of drinking both before and after a heart attack. This isn’t surprising. Drinking alcohol in moderation improves heart health. It also reduces the risk of cardiovascular diseases. This includes heart attacks. That is, myocardial infarctions (MI) or acute myocardial infarctions (AMI).  Some Studies Here are […]

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