Wed Jan 24 2018

Category: Alcohol

Red vs. White Wine and Breast Cancer Risk

Posted in Alcohol, Cancer

Red or white wine; does it really matter when it comes down to it for breast cancer?  Researchers from the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Institute reporting in Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers and Prevention say red or white wine, it doesn't matter.  Drinking wine, whether it's red or white, can increase the odds of breast cancer in an [&hellip

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A Look at Heart Rhythm and Alcohol Use in Women

Posted in Alcohol, Heart Health, Women's Health

Excessive alcohol use may be linked to heart rhythm disturbances in women.  Women who drink two or more alcoholic beverages per day may have an increased risk for the heart rhythm disturbance known as atrial fibrillation.  In a study of nearly 35,000 women aged 45 and older, researchers found that those drinking two alcoholic beverages [&hellip

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Alcohol Consumption Over the Years

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Americans, in general, are drinking less alcohol.  According to a 50 year study spanning 1948 to 2003, researchers have found that people with alcohol abuse problems seem to be holding steady.  Researchers from the Framingham Heart Study examined more than 8,000 health records from successive generations of people who participated in the research.  They found [&hellip

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Metabolic Syndrome and Alcohol

Posted in Alcohol, Drug / Alcohol Abuse

It is called metabolic syndrome.  It is a term that has grown in popularity in recent years and one that doctors use to see if people are on the path to high blood pressure, diabetes and other heart risks.  Not surprisingly, people with metabolic syndrome carry too much weight.  Now a report in the Journal [&hellip

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Men with High Blood Pressure and a Drink or Two

Posted in Alcohol, Blood Pressure, Foods / Drinks, Heart Health, Men's Health

High blood pressure is a risk factor for heart disease. People who drink moderate amounts of alcohol are less likely to die of heart disease than those who do not drink alcohol. However, some experts think that drinking more than 2 alcoholic drinks per day increases a person’s risk for high blood pressure

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