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Cirrhosis risk increases with daily alcohol drinking, according to research. Every year, nearly 170,000 people die of cirrhosis of the liver in Europe, and alcohol drinking is a very strong risk factor for this condition. The researchers have uncovered that… Read More
Triglyceride levels can be affected by alcohol intake in many different ways. For starters, alcohol consumption means more calories to metabolize. No digestion is required, so it goes directly to the liver. Instead of metabolizing fatty acids, the liver then… Read More
Atrial fibrillation risk and heart chamber damage are linked to moderate alcohol consumption, according to research findings. Senior author of the study Gregory Marcus explained, “There’s growing evidence that moderate alcohol intake may be a risk factor for atrial… Read More
Alcoholic liver disease and liver injury risk is greater in women than in men. The findings revealed that the risk of alcoholic liver disease was still higher in women than men even if the women drank less than the men.… Read More
Cognitive decline in old age has been linked to smoking and heavy drinking. Smoking is becoming an increasingly common risk factor for dementia, so the researchers examined the association between smoking history and cognitive decline from midlife to older… Read More
Alcoholics may be missing a key enzyme that helps control impulses to drink. Researchers found that turning off production of the enzyme PRDM2 in the frontal lobes of rats led the animals to drink more alcohol, even when they didn’t… Read More
You may want to raise a glass to the good news: Beer can make you happier, friendlier, and less inhibited. The new study found that some beer drinkers even feel sexier. Lead researcher Matthias Liechti said, “We found that… Read More
Alcohol drinkers may appreciate the latest health news: Moderate exercise has been shown to offset some of the harmful effects of alcohol consumption. Drinking alcohol has been linked to a number of negative health outcomes, but the new study suggests … Read More
Individuals with atrial fibrillation (heart rhythm disorder) who drink alcohol are more likely to experience stroke, compared to those who don’t drink. Study leader Dr. Faris Al-Khalili said, “Doctors should ask their [atrial fibrillation] patients about alcohol use and… Read More
We know that the food we eat can have an impact on our cholesterol levels, but did you know that alcohol can play a role, too? It’s been commonly suggested that a glass of red wine a day can actually… Read More
Diverticulitis affects the way a person tolerates alcohol, while alcohol consumption can lead to complications of diverticulitis. Diverticulitis is a condition characterized by inflamed or ruptured diverticula, which are bulging sacs in the lining of the large intestine.
In general,… Read More
A new study found that those who quit smoking also consume less alcohol. The researchers examined the data from nearly 6,300 smokers in England of which 144 noted they have tried to quit smoking.
The researchers found that those who… Read More