Category: Heart

Alcohol and Heart Health Resources and Helpful Links

Interested in the topic of drinking alcohol and heart health? You’ve come to the right place. Here you can read descriptions of scientific studies on the subject and find other resources. Beer, wine and distilled spirits appear to have the same general health  and longevity benefits. Spirits include rum, vodka, tequila, gin, whiskey, and similar …

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Exercise vs. Alcohol for Heart Health (Which is Better?)

Exercising is good for heart health. So is drinking alcohol (beer, wine and liquor or spirits) in moderation. Which wins in an exercise vs. alcohol for heart health contest? Or can we substitute one for the other? To see if exercise and moderate alcohol consumption are interchangeable, Researchers at the National Institute of Public Health …

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When Non-drinkers Begin to Drink, Cardiovascular Disease Risk Drops

What happens when alcohol non-drinkers begin to drink? Researchers at the Medical University of South Carolina have found that middle-aged non-drinkers who began drinking in moderation experienced a 38% lower risk of developing cardiovascular disease compared to those who continued abstaining. The researchers studied 7,697 people aged 45 to 64 who were non-drinkers. They were …

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Alcohol and Hospitalization (Alcohol Drinking Predicts Future Hospitalization)

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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 …

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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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Effects of Alcohol on Risk of Strokes and Heart Attacks (Health Facts)

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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 …

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Alcohol and Cardiovascular Health (How Much to Drink for Good Health and Long Life)

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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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Alcohol and Cardiovascular Disease: Moderate Drinking is Protective

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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 …

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Drinking Alcohol and Cholesterol Levels (HDL and LDL)

drinking and coronary artery

The subject of alcohol and cholesterol levels has been widely studied. There is now medical agreement that drinking in moderation benefits cholesterol levels. Unfortunately, many people don’t know the benefits of moderate drinking on cholesterol levels. Or they think  the benefits apply only to red wine. However, they also apply to white wine, beer, and …

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