Tag: Stroke

Drinking and Coronary Artery Disease Risk in US Veterans: Effects of Alcohol

Drinking and coronary artery disease risk are related. The evidence clearly shows that drinking alcohol in moderation leads to lower risk of coronary artery disease. That’s one of the reasons it generally leads to longer life. Beer, wine and distilled spirits appear to have the same health benefits. Spirits include rum, vodka, tequila, gin, whiskey, …

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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 …

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Effects of Alcohol on Risk of Strokes and Heart Attacks (Health Facts)

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I. Research: Effects of Alcohol on Risk of Strokes and Heart Attacks. Researchers examined the effects of alcohol on risk of strokes and heart attacks. To do so they studied data from 204,557 participants in the NHIS-National Sample Cohort. That’s a sample representative of the South Korean population. The investigators looked at biennial health exam findings …

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Alcohol and Cardiovascular Health (How Much to Drink for Good Health and Long Life)

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I. Cardiovascular Health. Researchers summarized the medical findings about drinking alcohol and cardiovascular  health. They reported on several things. One was all-cause mortality. That is, death from any cause. They also reported on coronary artery disease, type 2 diabetes mellitus, heart failure, and ischemic stroke, among others. They defined light to moderate drinking as up …

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Alcohol and Cardiovascular Disease: Moderate Drinking is Protective

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Large Study of Alcohol and Cardiovascular Disease Researchers investigated alcohol and cardiovascular disease. They studied 1,937,360 adults aged 30 or older. All were free of cardiovascular disease. And all were from from the CALIBER (Cardiovascular research using Linked bespoke studies and electronic health records) Program. The investigators categorized individuals as non drinkers, former drinkers, occasional …

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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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Cardiovascular Health Benefitted from Drinking Over Guidelines

Hundreds of studies have found that cardiovascular health is better among moderate drinkers. Many different research methods have been used. They all point to the same conclusion. Moderate drinking improves the health of the circulatory system, including the heart. Moderate drinkers tend to enjoy better health and live longer. That’s compared to either abstainers or …

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Risk of Metabolic Syndrome Reduced by Drinking Alcohol in Moderation

Metabolic Syndrome The risk of  metabolic syndrome is reduced by moderate alcohol drinking. This fact is important for maintaining good health and long life. Metabolic syndrome is a cluster of conditions that increases the risk of heart disease, stroke and diabetes. There are four such conditions. They’re excess body fat around the waist, high blood …

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