Category: Mortality

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

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Are drinking alcohol and dying risk from cancer connected? We know that heavy alcohol drinking is linked with increased risk of 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 know that …

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Alcohol and Long Life: Important Facts for Longevity

What’s the relationship between drinking alcohol and long life?       Overview I.   The Study II.  Similar Study III. Summary IV.  Resources I. The Study: Alcohol and Long Life Researchers wanted to know the association between alcohol and long life. So they examined average lifetime alcohol consumption, risk of cancer death, and deaths …

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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?              Overview I.   Important Question II. Symptoms of Breast Cancer III.  Some Good News IV.   Resources I.  Important Question Investigators asked that important question. To do so, they studied over time 1,116 women who had …

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Drinking Good for Health When It’s in Moderation

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Want to be healthier and live longer? 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’s up to seven years of longer life. The Three Behaviors The three behaviors for good health and longer life are simple. Maintain a …

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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 US. 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 drinking 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 (CVD) by almost …

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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. Overview Heart Attack Survival. Alcohol, the Heart and Heart Attack. Resources on Heart Attack Survival. I. Heart Attack Survival This isn’t surprising. Drinking alcohol in moderation improves heart health. It also reduces the risk …

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IQ and Alcohol-Related Diseases and Deaths: A Link?

Is there a link between IQ and alcohol-related diseases and deaths later in life? That is, IQ in childhood and these results? 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 …

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