Category: Longevity

Moderate drinkers tend to live longer than those who either abstain or drink heavily.

Alcohol and Longevity: Important Facts for Long Life

What’s the relationship between drinking alcohol and longevity? Researchers wanted to know. So they examined average lifetime alcohol consumption, risk of cancer death, and deaths from all causes. I. The Study To do so, they used data from 99,654 men and women aged 55-74. All had participated in the U.S. Prostate, Lung, Colorectal, and Ovarian […]

Drinking Alcohol and Strength of Handgrip (Improves Health)

Alcohol and strength of handgrip is important. That’s because handgrip strength is a useful indicator of sarcopenia. Sarcopenia is a progressive and general loss of skeletal muscle mass and strength. It often causes functional impairment, falls, disability, loss of autonomy, poor quality of life, and death. I. The Study of Alcohol and Strength Researchers examined […]

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 […]

How Much Alcohol Should I Drink for Health & Long Life? (12 Essential Facts)

I. The Problem Many people want to know how much to drink for health and longevity benefits. They usually look to official recommendations listing maximum limits. Indeed, health professionals use them as well for guidance. Countries around the world have created official guidelines. Public policies about alcohol tend to be based on these official recommendations. […]

Lifetime Alcohol Drinking and Mortality in Women with Breast Cancer

I.  Important Question Is there an association between drinking and mortality in women who have breast cancer? Investigators asked that important question. To do so, they studied over time 1,116 women who had breast cancer. The researchers identified them through the Metropolitan New York Registry. It’s a registry of women from families at high risk […]

Avoid a DWI in Louisiana (5 Things You Need to Know about DWI)

To avoid an DWI in Louisiana, you should know at least these five things. I. DWI in Louisiana It’s illegal to drive while intoxicated. This is called DWI in Louisiana. It’s driving with a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of 0.08% or higher. For commercial drivers it’s 0.04% or more. And for those under age 21, […]

Drinkers Live Longer: Why Does Drinking Increase Length of Life?

Moderate drinkers live longer in general than either abstainers or alcohol abusers. That is, moderate alcohol consumption increases longevity or length of life.  It does this largely by improving health and reducing the risk of major causes of death. For example, moderately drinking alcohol reduces risk of death from cardiovascular diseases by almost half.  That […]

Drinking and Women’s Health: Alcohol’s Long-Term Effects’

Drinking and Women’s Health. What are the long-term effects of alcohol drinking and women’s health? This is a very important question. Researchers from Harvard and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center investigated this very important question. To do so, they reviewed published findings from the Nurses’ Health Study and Nurses’ Health Study II. Significantly, these are […]

Drinking and Prostate Cancer Risk. Research Evidence

The Study Researchers studied alcohol drinking and prostate cancer risk. To do so, they used data from 11,372 male participants in the Finnish Twin Cohort. The Cohort was first formed in 1974. It consisted of twins who were at least 16 years old. They included both monozygotic and dizygotic twin pairs. That is, both identical […]

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