Tag Archives: alcohol
While we are often bombarded with information on how alcohol can damage your health, pack on the pounds, and worsen mental illnesses like depression, some studies show that having a drink may provide some surprising health benefits, as long as… Read More
In honor of National Drug & Alcohol Facts Week—January 23–29—we have collected some of our most informative articles addressing how long alcohol stays in your system, as well as its impact on your heart, kidneys, and triglyceride levels.
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Heart attack, atrial fibrillation, and congestive heart failure risk increases with alcohol abuse. The risk of these heart conditions has been found to climb up with excessive alcohol drinking as much as with other known risk factors such as high… Read More
Beer drinking can offer benefits for cholesterol and heart health. You may already be familiar with the health benefits of wine, but as it turns out, beer is associated with positive health effects, too.
A study found that moderate beer… Read More
Binge drinking is more likely during holidays and may harm your brain. Alcohol seems to go hand-in-hand with the festivities, and as many of us gather to celebrate, it seems that drinking (often excessive) is an inevitable part of any… Read More
Liver and brain link plays an important role in regulating alcohol consumption. One of the senior investigators Paul Elliott explained, “Alcohol drinking in excess is a major public health problem worldwide and we need to find new ways of… Read More
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