Navigation Links
Light Drinking Might Help Keep Women Slim
Date:3/8/2010

Those who abstain tend to gain the most, study finds, though reasons are unclear

MONDAY, March 8 (HealthDay News) -- Count staying slim as one of the apparent benefits of light-to-moderate alcohol consumption, at least for women.

New research found that women who drank the equivalent of one to two drinks a day were least likely to gain weight -- 30 percent less likely, in fact, than teetotalers.

"Our study results showed that middle-age and older women who have normal body weight initially and consume light-to-moderate amounts of alcohol could maintain their drinking habits without gaining more weight, compared with similar women who did not drink any alcohol," said study author Dr. Lu Wang, an epidemiologist with the division of preventive medicine at Brigham & Women's Hospital in Boston.

The findings are published in the March 8 issue of Archives of Internal Medicine.

Previous evidence on the health benefits of alcohol have been mixed. Some research has found that men and, to a lesser extent, women who drink moderately over the long-term have a lower risk for heart disease.

But another study found that even moderate drinking might raise the risk for breast, liver and other cancers in women.

Wang and her colleagues followed 19,220 women, 39 years or older, for an average of 13 years. All participants started the study with a normal body-mass index.

Although, on average, the women all tended to gain weight as time progressed, abstainers gained the most. The amount of weight gained decreased as alcohol consumption went up, the study found.

The researchers said they were unable to draw conclusions about heavy drinkers because there were so few in the study and because these women also tended to smoke, indicating they had very different lifestyles from the other participants.

There could be any number of reasons for the findings, including diffe
'/>"/>

Copyright©2010 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved

Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. Special Session Highlights Late-Breaking Abstracts
2. Sunlight May Help Protect Men From Kidney Cancer
3. Occupational sunlight exposure and kidney cancer risk in men
4. A novel in vitro model for light-induced wound healing
5. Lighthouse International Introduces a New, Customizable, Low-Vision Simulator That Shows How the World Looks to People Who Are Visually Impaired
6. DUSA Pharmaceuticals, Inc.(R) to Host Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2009 Financial Results and Corporate Highlights Conference Call
7. Introducing RoSS, a flight simulator for robotic surgery
8. Charlie Kimball Secures Partnership with Novo Nordisk, Maker of the Levemir FlexPen, for 2010 Firestone Indy Lights Campaign
9. Flightless mosquitoes developed to help control dengue fever
10. Registered Nurses from Public Health - Seattle & King County Hold Informational Picket to Highlight Public Safety Concerns
11. NGA Focus on States Health Care Responsibilities Spotlights Need for Congress to Pass Federal Medicaid Relief
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:6/3/2015)... (PRWEB) June 03, 2015 Fourroux Prosthetics, ... Duluth, GA will celebrate its grand opening with a ... The first prosthetic center of its kind in the ... family unmatched care and outcomes through use of patented ... CPO & CEO of Fourroux Prosthetics, states, “Our goal ...
(Date:6/3/2015)... Minneapolis, MN (PRWEB) June 03, 2015 ... new wellness "events" programming module. With this highly ... up, run and report on many components of its ... service at no additional charge. , With this new ... (1) Integrate DE challenges, (2) Create participant surveys, (3) ...
(Date:6/3/2015)... On May 29, 2015, Health Canada announced ... which now permits the use of gluten-free claims for ... The MA is a prelude to an official regulatory ... aware that, unlike the unlimited use of oats in ... for gluten-free oat products sold in Canada. , ...
(Date:6/3/2015)... (PRWEB) June 03, 2015 Come on ... Relay , a 200-mile overnight relay beginning in Madison, ... Illinois on Saturday, June 13th. , For the 4th ... the Brainstormers will run to raise money for the ... of different members of the Neurosurgery staff from The ...
(Date:6/3/2015)... (PRWEB) June 03, 2015 evigilo, ... mass-notification, multi-channel solutions, reported of its "behind-the-scenes" involvement ... past few months. Since March this year, an ... been inflicting the South-American country, putting millions in ... and gas into the atmosphere. "evigilo's technology, adopted ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Fourroux Prosthetics Atlanta to Have Grand Opening Gala & Ribbon Cutting Ceremony 2Health News:DailyEndorphin Launches Wellness "Events" Portal 2Health News:Health Canada Allows For Conditional Use Of Gluten-Free Oats 2Health News:Health Canada Allows For Conditional Use Of Gluten-Free Oats 3Health News:4th Annual Ragnar Relay from Madison, WI to Chicago, IL Once Again Benefits Renowned Brain Aneurysm Foundation 2Health News:Thousands of Lives Saved, Millions Protected in Chile 2
... in a woman over the world with over million new ... early puberty, late menopause, and genetic mutations can be risk ... University Hospital in Brussels, states that younger woman have poorer ... are older than 45 yrs of age. According to researchers ...
... reports from government health officials and the World Health Organization, ... She is the virus’ first human victim, in a year ... Mon Puthy, had been in close proximity with sick and ... 40 miles west of Phnom Penh. According to WHO spokeswoman ...
... attempted to introduce a new mental health law after Michael ... her daughter Megan Russell// in 1998. ,Although Stone ... be detained under the existing Mental Health Act because his ... of the proposed new bill was to redefine ‘treatable conditions’ ...
... substantiated in yesterday’s ruling by the Sheriff, confirming the inadequacy ... suffered a large abscess. According to the sheriff’s ruling, the ... specialist. The hospital had failed in their duty to guide ... revealed that due to negligence of the staff at St ...
... of Rochester Medical Center have found that teenagers who have ... tried cocaine and 15 times more likely to have // ... products. ,"The study points to the ... teens are using herbal remedies and from there probe deeper ...
... to talk with their children about sex, said US scientists.// ... nine-month public awareness campaign on billboards, radio and television in ... sex. Everyone else is." ,Results of a telephone ... influenced them to talk to their children about sexual issues, ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Breast Cancer More Serious For Younger Patients 2Health News:New Twist To The Mental Health Law 2Health News:Using Herbal Products Heightens Substance Abuse Risk in Teens 2
(Date:6/3/2015)... DALLAS , June 3, 2015 ... report "Interventional Cardiology & Peripheral Vascular Devices Market ... Angiography Catheters, EVAR Stent Grafts, IVC Filters, Stents, ... by MarketsandMarkets, the Interventional Cardiology and Peripheral Vascular ... Billion by 2019 with a CAGR of 7.4% ...
(Date:6/3/2015)... June 3, 2015  SurgiQuest®, Inc. ("SurgiQuest", the ... for minimally invasive surgery (MIS) announced today that ... over 250,000 procedures.  Adoption has risen rapidly with ... year, driven by the company,s expansion from robotics ... geographic expansion to over 45 countries.   ...
(Date:6/3/2015)... , June 3, 2015 PillPack, the ... completed a $50 million round of financing led by ... Ventures, and Sherpa Ventures. The capital will be used ... team, and build retail pharmacies in US markets. ... launched a better, simpler pharmacy experience that folks absolutely ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:The Interventional Cardiology and Peripheral Vascular Devices Market Worth $26.72 Billion by 2019 2The Interventional Cardiology and Peripheral Vascular Devices Market Worth $26.72 Billion by 2019 3The Interventional Cardiology and Peripheral Vascular Devices Market Worth $26.72 Billion by 2019 4Rapid Procedure Growth With SurgiQuest's AirSeal System 2PillPack Raises $50 Million to Build Retail Footprint and Accelerate Growth 2PillPack Raises $50 Million to Build Retail Footprint and Accelerate Growth 3
... The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is warning consumers again ... King International and sold by various companies, due to serious ... Shoulder Flex Massager is a personal massage device sold ... intended to provide users with a deep tissue massage to ...
... Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: AMPE)("Ampio" or the "Company"), a company ... drugs and new molecular entities ("NMEs"), announced today that ... to sell an aggregate approximately 2,220,255 of shares of ... "Shares"), at a price per share of $4.25 in ...
Cached Medicine Technology:FDA: Do Not Use ShoulderFlex Massagers 2FDA: Do Not Use ShoulderFlex Massagers 3Ampio Pharmaceuticals Announces Registered Direct Common Stock Offering of Approximately $9.436 Million 2Ampio Pharmaceuticals Announces Registered Direct Common Stock Offering of Approximately $9.436 Million 3
... Laboratories is a national reference laboratory and ... and development. ARUP offers an extensive test ... tests in clinical and anatomic pathology. Owned ... clients include more than half of the ...
... Laboratories is a national reference laboratory and ... and development. ARUP offers an extensive test ... tests in clinical and anatomic pathology. Owned ... clients include more than half of the ...
... reference laboratory and a worldwide leader in ... an extensive test menu of highly complex ... anatomic pathology. Owned by the University of ... half of the nation's university teaching hospitals ...
... ARUP Laboratories is a national reference ... laboratory research and development. ARUP offers an ... unique medical tests in clinical and anatomic ... ARUP Laboratories' clients include more than half ...
Medicine Products: