Navigation Links
For Women, Moderate Midlife Drinking Linked to Healthier Old Age
Date:9/9/2011

on-drinkers. Sixty-two percent drank about one drink a day (15 grams of alcohol); nearly 10 percent drank one to two drinks daily, and 3 percent downed two to three drinks a day.

After adjusting their statistics so they wouldn't be thrown off by factors such as the women's ages and whether they smoked, the researchers found that the healthiest women in old age were more likely to have been drinkers in midlife. Sun estimated that the moderate drinkers were about 20 percent more likely to be healthy later in life.

And routinely drinking light to moderate amounts of alcohol appeared to have more benefit than drinking only occasionally, the researchers said.

As for men, the study authors write that there's sparse research into the effect of midlife drinking on their health later in life.

David Melzer, a professor of epidemiology and public health at Peninsula Medical School in the United Kingdom, said people should be cautious about drinking too much. According to him, more than two drinks a day for women or three for men is bad for a person's health. And people should remember that those are "old-fashioned" sized drinks, not "supersized," he said.

He adds that the study limits itself to women who were in good shape in middle age. "The small possible benefit of alcohol may be outweighed in people with disease," he said, "and especially in those on many sorts of medication that can interact with alcohol."

More information

For more on alcohol use, visit the U.S. National Library of Medicine.

SOURCES: Qi Sun, M.D., ScD, instructor in medicine, Harvard School of Public Health, and Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston; David Melzer, Ph.D., professor, epidemiology and public health, Peninsula Medical School, Exeter, England; September 2011 PLoS Medicine


'/>"/>
Copyright©2010 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved  

Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. Women, Diabetics Fall Fast Into Medicare Doughnut Hole
2. ICRW Says to Stop Violence against Women, Aim National Policies at Men
3. For Younger Women, Mammograms Not Too Effective: Study
4. Women, minorities more likely to see doctor of choice in emergency room
5. For some women, preventive mastectomies pay off
6. Studies Tout Alternative HIV Regimens for Women, Babies
7. Buprenorphine is better than methadone for opioid dependence in pregnant women, study shows
8. In Women, Diabetes Plus Depression a Deadly Combo
9. Men with macho faces attractive to fertile women, researchers find
10. Recalled ICD leads fail in women, youths most often
11. Surviving Melanoma May Take Different Toll on Women, Men
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
For Women, Moderate Midlife Drinking Linked to Healthier Old Age 
(Date:8/22/2014)... The report "Higher Education Market [Software Solutions, ... Technology, Student & Curriculum, Performance Management] - Worldwide ... the global Higher Ed market into various sub-segments ... sizes. The report also identifies the factors driving ... along with the adoption trends. , Browse ...
(Date:8/22/2014)... 2014 A new study finds a wide range ... be related to key environmental exposuresin children with Crohn,s disease ... journal of the Crohn,s & Colitis Foundation of America ... Williams & Wilkins , a part of Wolters Kluwer ... of alterations of DNA in several regions of the genome ...
(Date:8/22/2014)... disease can be slowed and some of its ... found in pomegranate. Also, the painful inflammation ... Parkinson,s disease could be reduced, according to the ... of Huddersfield scientist Dr Olumayokun Olajide, who specialises ... Now, a new phase of research can explore ...
(Date:8/22/2014)... at New York University,s Langone Medical Center (NYULMC) heroically ... youngest and most vulnerable down flights of stairs during ... by Hurricane Sandy. , Now, a recent study ... Nursing (NYUCN) and of Dentistry (NYUCD), published in ... on NYULMC nurses, post-Sandy deployment to help address patient ...
(Date:8/22/2014)... for Medical Oncology (ESMO), the leading pan-European organisation ... of three outstanding individuals receiving the Society,s esteemed ... Carsten Bokemeyer, Heikki Joensuu and Peter Boyle on ... September, Madrid, Spain. , Carsten Bokemeyer will receive ... the transition of cancer discovery into real benefit ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Higher Education Market Worth $65.83 Billion by 2019 - New Report by MarketsandMarkets 2Health News:Higher Education Market Worth $65.83 Billion by 2019 - New Report by MarketsandMarkets 3Health News:Higher Education Market Worth $65.83 Billion by 2019 - New Report by MarketsandMarkets 4Health News:Study shows epigenetic changes in children with Crohn's disease 2Health News:Research underway to create pomegranate drug to stem Alzheimer's and Parkinson's 2Health News:Study identifies challenges faced by NYU nurses after Hurricane Sandy 2Health News:Study identifies challenges faced by NYU nurses after Hurricane Sandy 3Health News:ESMO honours outstanding oncology professionals 2Health News:ESMO honours outstanding oncology professionals 3
... WALTHAM, Mass., Oct. 13 Interleukin Genetics, Inc. (NYSE Amex: ... the fields of obesity and osteoporosis at medical meetings later this ... (ADA) Food and Nutrition Conference & Expo in Denver, Colo. ... IDF 20th World Diabetes Congress - Montreal, Canada . , ...
... ventilation be avoided during an infectious outbreak, the author ... ) in CMAJ ( Canadian Medical Association ... be used expeditiously in this setting. Noninvasive ... of patients in respiratory failure, rather than a tube ...
... ... a healthy neutral body posture by transforming existing office chairs into ergonomic computer workstations ... Salisbury, NC ... announced today the availability of the Mobo® , a revolutionary computer accessory that ...
... ... OxiTitan VLR : A new weapon in the battle against ... bacteria on treated surfaces. OxiTitan VLR is a broad spectrum mineral ... trap, oxidize and kill microbes. Safe and eco-friendly OxiTitan VLR is ...
... On Wednesday, October 14, the American Muslim Taskforce ... major national Islamic organizations, will host an "Interfaith Hearing ... D.C. , The hearing, which will include presentations by ... of Congress, is designed to mobilize support for "genuine ...
... The Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Georgia Foundation ... the Georgia Flood Relief Effort. , Strong storms and continued ... metro Atlanta and its surrounding areas - with more than ... Chattooga, Cherokee, Clayton, Cobb, Crawford, DeKalb, Douglas, Forsyth, Fulton, Gwinnett, ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Interleukin Genetics to Present Research Findings at Upcoming Medical Meetings 2Health News:Interleukin Genetics to Present Research Findings at Upcoming Medical Meetings 3Health News:Should noninvasive ventilation be considered a high-risk procedure during an epidemic? 2Health News:Ergobiz Announces The Mobo Ergonomic Computer Station 2Health News:Ergobiz Announces The Mobo Ergonomic Computer Station 3Health News:Independent Study: OxiTitan VLR Antimicrobial Coating Kills Virus on Surfaces 2Health News:Independent Study: OxiTitan VLR Antimicrobial Coating Kills Virus on Surfaces 3Health News:DC: Muslim Coalition to Host Interfaith Hearing on Health Care 2Health News:Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Georgia Foundation Donates $25,000 to Red Cross for Flood Relief Efforts in Georgia 2
(Date:8/21/2014)... 21, 2014   Memorial Hermann Health System and ... today announced a new partnership to provide a new level ... care centers in the greater Houston ... become the exclusive provider of professional breast radiology services for ... Memorial City, The Woodlands , Northeast, Southwest ...
(Date:8/21/2014)... , Aug. 21, 2014 Nektar Therapeutics ... Inc. today announced positive results from its Phase ... investigational, extended half-life recombinant factor VIII (rFVIII) treatment ... (Recombinant)], which met its primary endpoint in reducing ... compared to the on-demand arm. Top-line ...
(Date:8/21/2014)... , Aug. 21, 2014 The spinal column is ... human body. Signals carried to and from the brain through ... and nervous system. Injury or ailment here can be life ... a loss of control over their body. Though back injury ... person,s life, there are more options available to make things ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Memorial Hermann, MD Anderson join forces to provide enhanced breast imaging services throughout the Greater Houston Region 2Memorial Hermann, MD Anderson join forces to provide enhanced breast imaging services throughout the Greater Houston Region 3Memorial Hermann, MD Anderson join forces to provide enhanced breast imaging services throughout the Greater Houston Region 4Baxter Announces Positive Top-Line Results from Its Phase 3 Study of BAX 855, Extended Half-Life Recombinant FVIII for Hemophilia A Patients 2Baxter Announces Positive Top-Line Results from Its Phase 3 Study of BAX 855, Extended Half-Life Recombinant FVIII for Hemophilia A Patients 3Baxter Announces Positive Top-Line Results from Its Phase 3 Study of BAX 855, Extended Half-Life Recombinant FVIII for Hemophilia A Patients 4Baxter Announces Positive Top-Line Results from Its Phase 3 Study of BAX 855, Extended Half-Life Recombinant FVIII for Hemophilia A Patients 5Don't Live in Pain: Four Life Improving Benefits of Back Surgery 2
... (NYSE: WPI ), a leading specialty pharmaceutical ... Chief Executive Officer, will provide an overview and update ... Global Healthcare Conference on Tuesday, March 13, 2012 at ... in Miami, Florida.  The presentation will be webcast live ...
... March 1, 2012  Heritage Provider Network presented checks totaling ... Health Prize competition at the Strata Conference in Santa ... 12 month mark. Once again, the ... winning the top spot.  Players include David Vogel, CEO ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Heritage Provider Network Awards $80,000 to the Progress Prize Winners in the $3Million Heritage Health Prize Contest at the Strata Conference in Santa Clara, California 2Heritage Provider Network Awards $80,000 to the Progress Prize Winners in the $3Million Heritage Health Prize Contest at the Strata Conference in Santa Clara, California 3
... MRAnywhere stands for Medical ... Electronic Medical Records (EMR) software ... charts from within your office, ... Wide Web. MRAnywhere offers conversion ...
... Pro Software developed a touchscreen EHR and ... While a user can choose to use ... to maintain eye contact while recording encounter ... Pro EHR also runs on a pen ...
... designed to improve the efficiency and quality ... the ability to capture and recall patient ... audio or video formats. As an electronic ... contemporary windows interface and is compatible with ...
... Dairylands Clinical Information ... a suite of integrated ... clinical departments and automate ... tasks. The applications allow ...
Medicine Products: