Category: Mortality

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 […]

Diseases of Aging (Age-Related Diseases) Reduced with Healthy Lifestyle: Longevity Increased

Diseases of aging really can be reduced by following a few health tips. Not only that, but following health guidelines can add over ten years to a person’s life. We all know we shouldn’t smoke or become obese. But cravings for a cigarette can be so strong. And that dessert is so very, very tempting. Perhaps […]

Lifestyle and Cardiovascular Disease & Mortality among Middle-Aged & Older Women

Lifestyle and cardiovascular disease is important to post-menopausal women. Following menopause, cardiovascular disease and resulting death increase greatly. I. The Disease Cardiovascular disease involves diseases of the heart and blood vessels. It includes heart attack, heart failure, arrhythmia, valve problems and stroke. It is the number cause of death for both men and women.  Cardiovascular […]

Drinking Alcohol, Diabetes, Cardiovascular Health, and Mortality (What You Need to Know)

I. Research Evidence Investigators reviewed existing research on the effects of drinking alcohol, diabetes, cardiovascular health, and mortality. They focused on type 2 or adult-onset diabetes, They found that light and moderate alcohol consumption decreases the risk of diabetes, according to most studies. However, they report that heavy and binge drinking increase that risk. Among […]

Lifetime Alcohol Drinking and Mortality in Women with Breast Cancer

I.  Important Question Is there an association between drinking and mortality in women who have breast cancer? 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 […]

Healthful Habits Including Moderate Drinking Good for Health and Longevity

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 […]

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

Drinking and Surgery on Joints Researchers wanted to learn the effects of drinking and surgery on a hip or knee and later morbidity (disease) and death. They identified 30,799 patients who had knee or hip arthroplasty. That is, who had either surgical reconstruction or replacement of a hip or knee joint. The scientists obtained data […]

Drinkers Live Longer: Why Does Drinking Increase Length of Life?

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 […]

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

The Analysis of Alcohol and Stroke Risk Researchers conducted a meta-analysis. It was to summarize the findings of prospective studies on drinking alcohol and stroke risk. Prospective studies follow people over time to gather strong scientific evidence. There are two types of stroke or “brain attack.” The most common by far is ischemic stroke. It’s […]

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. 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).  Some Studies Here are […]

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