Category Archives for Alcohol

How Alcohol Causes Anxiety

It’s well-known that excessive drinking of alcohol can lead to next-day anxiety. That anxiety can in turn lead to the desire to drink more alcohol to ease it, leading to a cycle of excess alcohol

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Is Alcohol an Anti-Aging Drug?

The consumption of alcohol has been shown, over and over again, to be associated with substantially lower death rates, especially from heart disease. Since aging is the biggest risk factor for the main

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How Much Alcohol Is Too Much?

We’ve been told a lot in recent years about the protective effect of moderate alcohol use. It’s a message that people are eager to hear. But how much alcohol is too much? When drunk to excess

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Alcohol, weight gain, and health: the facts

Recently there was news that a so-called fasting-mimicking diet had beneficial effects on various biomarkers of aging in both mice and humans. (Cell Metabolism.) I intend to cover this development in my

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Happy Hour: Red Wine vs. Vodka

Many scientists have attributed the cardioprotective and life-extending effects of wine to resveratrol. For instance, the so-called “French paradox” purports to explain the fact that the French,

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Drinking alcohol is healthy – or is it?

The evidence for alcohol and health At Pacific Standard, a doctor, Stanton Peele, writes, The Truth We Won’t Admit: Drinking Is Healthy. He cites a number of studies that show greatly decreased mortality

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Alcohol does not cause depression

The triangular association of ADH1B genetic polymorphism, alcohol consumption and the risk of depression in older men Alcohol use, particularly alcohol abuse and dependence, are associated with increased

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Much of the mortality decrease in drinkers is correlation, not causation

Nondrinkers May Have Higher Mortality Risk Than Light Drinkers, but Reasons for Abstaining Make a Big Difference. In brief, the study found that the reasons for abstaining from alcohol made a big difference

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Alcohol and cancer

Alcohol-Attributable Cancer Deaths and Years of Potential Life Lost in the United States Objectives. Our goal was to provide current estimates of alcohol-attributable cancer mortality and years of potential

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Drinking and the Demise of the USSR

Did the Soviet Union drink itself to death? Could be.

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Binge Drinking and CVD

The relation between alcohol and cardiovascular disease in Eastern Europe: explaining the paradox Abstract BACKGROUND Recent evidence from Eastern Europe of a positive association between alcohol and cardiovascular

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Sign of the Apocalypse

Scotch in a can.

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Expensive and inexpensive wines taste the same

Expensive and inexpensive wines taste the same, research shows (PhysOrg.com) — Psychologist Prof Richard Wiseman (University of Hertfordshire) today revealed the results of The Taste Test –

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Drinkers

THE world drank the equivalent of 6.1 litres of pure alcohol per person in 2005, according to a report from the World Health Organisation published on February 11th. The biggest boozers are mostly found

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