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Mortality increased in Sporting enthusiasts!

... associated with a critical match. "Notably, heavy alcohol use, overeating, and excessive smoking may also play a part," researchers say. Thus the factors that contribute to atherosclerosis are not the only risk factors to be managed but also a better understanding of the vulnerability of the individual to...

Teens turning to Internet for medical queries

...s), diet, exercise, sexual behaviors, violence and alcohol use, among others. Boys were just as likely to turn on their computers in search of health-related answers as girls. Ethnicity, the mother's education, and the teen's own health status did not affect how often adolescents searched the Internet for an...

Liver donors can thrive after transplant

... those with livers damaged by hepatitis C, cancer, alcohol consumption or primary biliary cirrhosis, a disease of the liver and bile ducts. Potential liver donors are generally limited to family members, spouses or close friends. While an exact genetic match between donor and recipient isn't required, blood ...

Alcohol shrinks brain

"Heavy alcohol consumption might exaggerate brain shrinkage in social drinkers. Chronic heavy alcohol consumption should be avoided," according to Dr. Motoo Kubota and colleagues from Chiba University i...

Beer vitamin protects heart

...om beer may contribute to the protective effect of alcohol consumption on cardiovascular disease in populatio...rank more than 196 grams (g) or 6.3 ounces of pure alcohol from beer weekly had the lowest blood levels of homocysteine and the highest blood levels of folate....

Maternal alcohol consumption linked to behavioral problems in children

Even small amounts of alcohol consumption is linked with deliquent behaviour of ...lems.//This proves the adverse effects of prenatal alcohol exposure on childhood behaviour. In their study which included 506 women, who were receiving prenat...

Less drinking less stroke

...oness Medical Center in Boston found that moderate alcohol consumption among elderly patients appeared to pro...e. Dr Mukamal said that the beneficial effects of alcohol were probably derived from its ability to raise levels of high-density lipoprotein cholesterol and t...

Alcohol linked to brain activity

A largest study on how alcohol affects the brain in elderly people was carried ou... the health of their brains. The results show that alcohol is really a double-edged sword.// It has been found that any level of drinking caused brain shrink...

The bad combination

...e study shows nicotine substantially reduces blood alcohol levels in rats, which are considered a good model for humans.Since alcohol abusers generally "drink to effect", they will end up drinking more alcohol to get an expected level...

Drink milk right now

...oductive and hormonal factors, body mass index and alcohol consumption. However, childhood milk consumption only appeared to be protective against breast cancer among those women aged between 34 and 39, rather than those aged between 40 and 48// Women who drank more than three glasses of milk per day were ...

Smoking can depreciate intellegence

...n function in older people, such as depression and alcohol use. Researcher Martin Prince said: "Our results indicate that persistent cigarette-smoking into late life increases the risk of cognitive impairment." Smoking contributes to vascular disease and atherosclerosis, conditions which narrow and harden t...

Arterial stiffness prevented by light drinking

... found another of those U-shaped relationships for alcohol consumption and health. In the U-shaped relationsh...ed with age. But there was no relationship between alcohol consumption and arterial thickening, another heart disease risk factor....

Beer does good

...th benefits from antioxidants in wine and that the alcohol in beer and wine helped protect against heart disease. But he said he believed his study was the first to show the antioxidants in beer also helped to protect against heart disease. Antioxidants in tea and grape juice could also help reduce arteriosc...

Cirrhosis linked to genes

...es trigger a strong immune reaction in response to alcohol which then damages the liver. Dr Vander West, wh...West's team has identified an antibody response to alcohol consumption which is linked to polymorphisms - genetic variants found in at least 2% of the populati...

Drink alcohol for intelligence

...owever, there are other factors linked to moderate alcohol consumption which could also be linked to improved IQ. The researchers, at the National Institute for Longevity Sciences in Aichi Prefecture, near Tokyo, tested the IQs of 2000 people between 40 and 80 years old. Men who drank less than 540 millili...

Alcohol within the body

...n liver disease may be caused by the production of alcohol within the body. Fatty liver disorder is thought t...e liver is identical to that associated with heavy alcohol abuse.// However, in this case the problem was not alcholism, but the production of alcohol by an in...

Cirrhosis on the rise

... to be more susceptible and they get problems with alcohol earlier and quicker so they are more likely to develop cirrhosis of the liver for relatively small amounts of alcohol." Far more deaths are caused by patchy diagnosis and treatment of blood pressure, he says....

Alcoholics are prone to disability

...University, have found the effects of the study of alcohol on the health of aged people between 51 and 62.// Those with a history of persistent problem drinking were 20 per cent more likely to report disabilities with respect to work or sedentary activity. Heavy drinkers ran a 10 per cent greater risk. The...

Predictable genes

...irst period and menopause, high-fat diet, and high alcohol consumption. He said: "The number and type of genes that account for the remainder of familial breast cancer is not clear. "It is, however, plausible, that at least some of this genetic predisposition is attributable to the effects of multiple, comm...

Teen smoking declines

...nt to the threats that heroin, ecstasy, marijuana, alcohol and other dangerous drugs pose to our youth," Heal...atch up to the anti-tobacco effort," he added. But alcohol remains the most popular drug with teens, though a slight reduction was reported in 2001....

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