Research finds that older drinkers are healthier both before and after surgery. Those aged 60 or older who drank moderately or heavily had better health. This was in comparison to those who drank no or little alcohol. There were 628 patients. Of those, 397 were male and 231 were female. …
Category: Medical Research
Alcohol and Gliomas: Effect of Drinking on Risk of Gliomas
To discover if there is a link between alcohol and gliomas, researchers examined data from three studies. They used data from very large studies that had followed participant over time.
Alcohol Drinking and Falls Requiring Hospitalization
What is the link between drinking alcohol and falls requiring hospitalization? We might assume that the more people drink, the more likely they are to fall.
Effects of Drinking Alcohol on Insulin Resistance
What are the effects of drinking alcohol on insulin resistance (or metabolic syndrome)? Can alcohol consumption improve or reduce insulin resistance?
Drinking with Cardiovascular Disease: Helpful or Harmful?
Is it ok to drink alcohol if you have cardiovascular disease (CVD)? Is this harmful or helpful? What does the medical research say?
Alcohol and Cataracts: Important Health Information
Most people drink alcohol, and as we age, our chances of having cataracts increase. Does drinking alcohol increase your risk of developing cataracts?
Alcohol and Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA): Are They Related?
Alcohol and rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is an important concern. Most people drink alcohol. At the same time, many people have RA. I. Rheumatoid Arthritis Rheumatoid arthritis is a chronic or long-lasting disease. It’s inflammatory in nature. (In fact, “arthritis” means joint inflammation.) The immune system attacks the body for reasons doctors don’t understand. In effect, the …
Chronic Kidney Disease and Alcohol Drinking: Evidence Review
Chronic kidney disease and alcohol is an important matter. Millions of people regularly drink alcohol. And many people suffer chronic kidney disease (CKD). CKD afflicts large numbers of people. In fact, it affects about 10% of adults around the world. The percent is higher in the U.S., with 37,000,000 suffering CKD. In addition, doctors diagnose …
Prohibitionist Dogma Has No Place in Dietary Guidelines
Government dietary guidelines must be be reasonable and based on science. Imagine you’re at a friend’s party. You finish nursing your first beer and casually reach for a second. Everyone immediately stops and stares. Your friends start whispering to themselves, wondering if they should stage an intervention. Ridiculous and unjustified, right? Wrong! At least according …
Alcohol and PAD (Peripheral Arterial Disease): What to Know
Alcohol and PAD. Peripheral arterial disease (PAD) is caused by plaque (fat and cholesterol) in the arteries that supply the legs. The plaque narrows the arteries and decrease blood flow. It usually causes leg problems. The most common symptom of PAD is leg pain while walking. That’s claudication. Over 200 million people around the world …