Category: Mortality

Alcohol and Risk of Dying from Cancer: You’ll be Surprised

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Are drinking alcohol and risk of dying from cancer connected? We know that heavy alcohol drinking is linked with increased risk of developing cancer of the mouth, pharynx, and larynx. We also know and that moderate drinking is linked 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 US Prostate, Lung, Colorectal, and Ovarian …

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Alcohol Drinking and Mortality: Women with Breast Cancer

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Is there a link 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

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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. That is, up to seven years of longer life. The Three Behaviors The three behaviors for good health and longer life are simple. …

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

What is the effect of alcohol drinking and  surgery on knee or hip 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 …

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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.     OVERVIEW I.  Background II. Studies A. Reviews B. Studies of Women C. Studies of Men D. Studies of Women and Men III. Conclusion IV.  Resources It does so largely by improving …

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Alcohol and Stroke Risk: Effects of Drinking on Stroke Risk

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Are drinking alcohol and stroke risk linked? If so, how? 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 …

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Heart Attack Survival Increased by Drinking Alcohol

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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-Related Diseases and Deaths: Relationships With IQ

The relationship between intelligence in childhood and risk of alcohol-related diseases and deaths later in life. This was the issue studied by researchers. The Study Researchers studied 21,809 Swedish men and women. They were born in either 1948 or 1953. Their intelligence quotient (IQ) was measured in school at age 13. The database of the …

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