Category: Misinformation

Drinking Alcohol and Longevity among Men

I. The Study. Researchers studied drinking alcohol and longevity among men. Specifically, they examined the impact of drinking alcohol on all-cause mortality, total life expectancy, and non-disability life expectancy among men age 65 and older. To do so, they used a nationally representative sample from the Chinese Healthy Longevity Survey. They then compared death risks among …

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False DUI for Medical Conditions, Fasting, or Dieting

False DUI for Medical

Arrests for DWI or DUI should be for those who are driving while intoxicated. False arrests for DWI or DUI for medical conditions are unacceptable. They can also be fatal. Sober diabetic drivers, those with liver disease, are fasting, or are eating a low carb diet shouldn’t be arrested. Any of these these conditions can …

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Control Your Alcohol Drinking: How to Drink in Moderation

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You really can control your alcohol drinking. A popular myth is that if you have a drinking problem, you have to abstain from alcohol. But that simply isn’t true Most people who have a drinking problem are not alcoholic. But even many alcoholics can learn to drink in moderation. For example, federal government did nation-wide …

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Alcoholism and Denial: a Serious Problem Faced by Alcoholics

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Almost everyone has heard that alcoholism and denial are related. And probably everyone has heard the old “Have you stopped beating your wife” trick question. Answering either yes or no damns the respondent. Similarly, the Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) 12-step program also supports a “heads I win, tails you lose” trick question. Question: “Are you alcoholic?” …

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Wine Experts and Wine Snobism Exposed as Deceptive

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Wine experts and wine snobism can intimidate people. We’re afraid to trust our own judgment of what we like. Or of what we think we “should” like. Most people want a good wine at a good price. Should you rely on wine experts? Their advice should be, well, expert. As we’ll see, the experts aren’t …

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Confusing Correlation with Causation (Alcohol & Drinking Examples)

confusing correlation wth causation

Confusing correlation with causation is natural. We all tend to fall into the trap. The classic example is the correlation between high ice cream sales and drownings. Or the sale of sunglasses. But ice cream sales don’t cause either drownings or the sale of sunglasses.  The cause of these things is clearly warm weather. It’s …

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Drinking Alcohol and Weight: You Might be Surprised

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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)

alcohol and longevity

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: Alcohol and Cancer Risk 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 …

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Alcohol Abuse Guesstimates Aren’t Statistics!

Iain Murray argues here that alcohol abuse guesstimates aren’t statistics. Therefore, we shouldn’t treat such guestimates as if they were. Alcohol Abuse “Guesstimates” If every night is party night on college campuses, a new study warns of serious problems for students. Researchers at Boston University charge that their alcohol use kills over 1,400 students annually. …

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