Category: Mortality

Alcohol and Risk of Dying from Cancer (You Might be Surprised)

Are drinking alcohol and risk of dying from cancer connected? We know that heavy alcohol drinking is associated with increased risk of developing cancer of the mouth, pharynx, and larynx. We also know and that moderate drinking is associated with a slight increase in the risk of breast cancer. On the other hand, we also …

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Alcohol and Longevity: Important Facts for Long Life

What’s the relationship between drinking alcohol and longevity? Researchers wanted to know. So they examined average lifetime alcohol consumption, risk of cancer death, and deaths from all causes. I. The Study To do so, they used data from 99,654 men and women aged 55-74. All had participated in the U.S. Prostate, Lung, Colorectal, and Ovarian …

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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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Healthful Habits Including Moderate Drinking Good for Health and Longevity

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Want to be healthier and live longer? Still more medical research suggests how to achieve your goal. It found healthful behaviors including moderate drinking good for health. And also for living longer. Specifically, up to seven years of longer life. The Three Behaviors The three behaviors for good health and longer life are simple. Maintain …

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Drinking and Surgery on Knee or Hip: Later Disease and Death

What is the effect of alcohol on surgery and recovery? Knee replacement surgery was first performed in 1968. Today, over 600,000 knee replacements are occur each year in the U.S. And hips were not far behind. By the early 1970s hip replacement surgery was being performed. And now over 300,000 are done each year in the …

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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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Alcohol and Stroke Risk: Effects of Drinking on Risk of Stroke 

There are two types of stroke or “brain attack.” The most common by far is ischemic stroke. It’s caused by a blood clot in the brain. This blockage starves brain cells of oxygen and kills them. The other type of stroke is hemorrhagic. It’s caused by the leakage of blood in the brain. This also …

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Heart Attack Survival Increased by Drinking Alcohol

Research shows that drinking alcohol improves heart attack survival. This is true of drinking both before and after a heart attack. I. Heart Attack Survival This isn’t surprising. Drinking alcohol in moderation improves heart health. It also reduces the risk of cardiovascular diseases. This includes heart attacks. That is, myocardial infarctions (MI) or acute myocardial infarctions (AMI). …

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Alcohol and Total Death Risk among Women

Alcohol and Total Death Risk Most research has found a J-shaped pattern between alcohol and total death risk. That is, drinking in moderation reduces all-cause death, compared to abstaining. As drinking increases, the risk of death rises to equal that of abstaining. As drinking reaches heavy levels, the risk of death rises above that from …

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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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