Category: Medical Research

Alcohol and Dementia Risk: Is There a Link?

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What’s the connection between drinking alcohol and dementia risk? That’s a very important question. Could either increasing or decreasing drinking reduce it? Dementia is a serious burden on loved ones. It’s also a serious burden on the economy. And in recent decades the global prevalence of dementia has nearly tripled.  Alcohol and Dementia Risk Study …

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Alcohol Use Disorder (AUD). Is It Alcoholism?

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What is Alcohol Use Disorder or AUD? Is it just a new name for alcoholism? Or is it something else? Here are the facts. DSM: Alcohol Use Disorder Doctors and mental health professionals use the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM). They use it because it defines mental disorders and illnesses. The fifth …

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Older Drinkers Are Healthier Both Before and After Surgery

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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.           …

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Alcohol and Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA): Are They Related?

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Alcohol and rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is an important concern. Most people drink alcohol. At the same time, many people have RA.                     Overview Rheumatoid Arthritis Research Evidence Resources I. Rheumatoid Arthritis RA is a chronic or long-lasting disease. It’s inflammatory in nature. (In fact, “arthritis” means joint …

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Chronic Kidney Disease and Alcohol Drinking: Evidence Review

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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. And doctors diagnose about …

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