Category: Longevity

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

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

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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. …

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Lifetime Alcohol Drinking and Mortality in Women with Breast Cancer

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Is there an association between drinking and mortality in women who have breast cancer? I.  Important Question 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 of …

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

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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 …

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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 …

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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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Alcohol and Health: Medical Findings for Health and Long Life

What do we know about alcohol and health? Moderate drinkers tend to have better health than either abstainers or heavy drinkers. They have fewer heart attacks and strokes. They’re also less likely to have many other diseases. Beer, wine and spirits appear to be equally good for health. And for longevity. I. Some Background on …

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Should Older People Drink Less Alcohol or More Alcohol?

Should older people drink alcohol less often? Should they drink less volume? Some writers urge that older people drink less alcohol. They think it would “protect their bodies and minds.”  But Dr. Erik Skovenborg disagrees. He says people don’t develop low alcohol tolerance when they turn 65. That idea “is a myth based on plain …

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