Tag: Stroke

Drinking and Coronary Artery Disease Risk: Effects of Alcohol

Drinking and coronary artery disease risk are related. The evidence clearly shows that moderate drinking of alcohol leads to lower risk of coronary artery disease (CAD). That’s one of the reasons it tends to lead to longer life. Beer, wine and distilled spirits (liquor) appear to have the same health benefits. Study: Drinking and Coronary …

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Lifestyle and Cardiovascular Disease Mortality among Women

Lifestyle and cardiovascular disease (CVD) is important to post-menopausal women. Following menopause, CVD and resulting death increase greatly.    Overview I.   The Disease II.  Lifestyle III. The Study                                  IV. Resources I. The Disease CVD involves diseases of the …

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Effects of Alcohol on Risk of Strokes and Heart Attacks

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What are the effects of alcohol on risk of stroke or heart attack?   Overview Research Risk Factors Resources 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 people in the NHIS-National …

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Drinking Alcohol & Diabetes, Cardiovascular Health, & Death

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Investigators reviewed existing research on the effects of drinking alcohol and diabetes, cardiovascular health, and death. They focused on type 2 or adult-onset diabetes.         Overview I.  Research Evidence II. Diabetes III.Resources I. Research Evidence They found that light and moderate alcohol consumption decreases the risk of diabetes, according to most studies. …

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Alcohol and Cardiovascular Disease: Moderation is Protective

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Are alcohol and cardiovascular disease (CVD) linked? And if so, how? Large Study of Alcohol and Cardiovascular Disease Researchers studied alcohol and cardiovascular disease. To do so, they looked at 1,937,360 adults aged 30 or older. All were free of CVD. And all were from from the CALIBER Program. That’s the cardiovascular research using linked …

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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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Cardiovascular Health Helped from Drinking Over Guidelines

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

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Risk of Stroke Reduced by Moderate Alcohol Drinking

Risk of stroke is reduced by drinking alcoholic beverages in moderation. They can be wine, distilled spirits (liquor) or beer. This is the finding of a systematic review of 26 studies. They were both cohort and case-control studies        Overview I.   Stroke II.  Reduce Risk III. Resources I. Stroke Ischemic stroke results …

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Risk of Metabolic Syndrome Reduced by Moderate Drinking

Metabolic Syndrome The risk of metabolic syndrome (MS) is reduced by moderate alcohol drinking. This fact is important for good health and long life. MS is a cluster of conditions that increases the risk of heart disease, stroke, and diabetes. There are four such conditions. Excess body fat around the waist. High blood pressure. High …

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