Category: Medical Research

Alcohol and Blood Vessel Function: Moderate Drinking Helpful 

alcohol and blood vessel

Researchers wanted to know if there is a link between drinking alcohol and blood vessel function or health. The endothelium is the thin interior surface of small blood vessels. Endothelial dysfunction (ED) is when it fails to perform all of its important functions normally. As a result, several bad things can happen to the tissues …

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Drinking Alcohol and Weight: You Might be Surprised

Drinking Alcohol and Weight

Are drinking alcohol and weight gain connected? We hear much about the calories in alcohol. So what’s the story? I. The Study Researchers wanted to find out. To do so, they studied 37,000 non-smokers for five years. Smoking and drinking interact to influence weight. Therefore, the researchers limited their study to people who had never …

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Alcohol and Cancer Risk (Along With Cancer Symptoms)

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Alcohol and cancer risk is greatly concerns many people. After the background section, you’ll find a list of 50 cancers and their symptoms. I. Background A. Risk The major cause of death in most of the world is cardiovascular disease. That is, diseases of the heart and circulation system. Fortunately, drinking alcohol in moderation lowers …

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Alcohol Lowers Dementia Risk Nearly 40% (Discover More!)

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Millions of people suffer from dementia. It’s a cruel disease for both the victims and their loved ones. Fortunately, there’s much scientific evidence that drinking alcohol lowers dementia risk. The following study found the decrease to be much lower. The Study Researchers studied 3,069 community-living adults. They were aged 75 years and older without dementia …

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Alcohol and Cancer of the Penis (Alcohol and Penile Cancer)

Drinking alcohol and cancer of the penis concerns many men. However, alcohol  and penile cancer are not related. That is, drinking alcohol does not increase the risk of getting the cancer. After analyzing the research evidence, that is the conclusion of major health groups. They include the National Cancer Institute,  Cancer Research UK, American Cancer Society, …

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Alcohol and Colorectal Cancer (Is Alcohol a Risk Factor?)

Alcohol and colorectal cancer risk is a concern of many people. However, there is medical consensus that drinking in moderation is not a risk factor for colorectal cancer. The National Cancer Institute, the National Library of Medicine, the American Society of Clinical Oncology, the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, and Cancer Research have concluded that alcohol (even …

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Alcohol and Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma (NHL) Related to Risk

alcohol and non-Hodgkin lymphoma

Drinking alcohol and non-Hodgkin lymphoma are linked. Strong evidence is that drinking alcohol reduces the the risk of developing the disease. (It’s also correct to call it non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma.) I. The Disease: Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma (NHL) Non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL) is a cancer that develops in the lymphatic system. This network to fight disease is throughout the body. In …

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Asthma is Reduced by Drinking Alcohol in Moderation

People who abstain, rarely drink, or drink heavily are at much higher risk of developing asthma. That’s in comparison to those who drink in moderation. Those are the findings of a large study in Denmark. In short, it found that the risk of developing asthma is reduced by drinking alcohol in moderation. The Study Researchers …

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The Human Body Produces Alcohol Naturally and Continuously

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Our body produces alcohol naturally. It doe so throughout our lives. And we don’t wait until age 21 in the US to make our own alcohol. Also it doesn’t matter what our religion teaches about alcohol. We still produce it. This process is endogenous ethanol production. It occurs 24 hours a day, seven days per …

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Alcohol in the Diet (Important Facts for Health and Long Life)

alcohol in the diet

What is the role of alcohol in the diet? The science-based Harvard Good Eating Pyramid recommends the moderate consumption of alcohol. The exception is for those with a good reason not to drink. Department of Agriculture Food Pyramid The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) developed its Food Pyramid. The goal was to provide dietary information …

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