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“Drinking is our modern way of bonding”: results from a qualitative study suggest that interventions to reduce alcohol-related harm among young people should focus on the social consequences and image-related concerns of excessive drinking which appear to be stronger motivators for young people than health concerns. In recent years, important changes in the culture of alcohol use in the UK and other European countries were observed and an increasing government and media concern about the health and social consequences of…
The findings from this study do not support the notion that any amount of alcohol increases the overall risk of dying from cancer. Epidemiological studies have suggested an inconsistent association between the consumption of alcoholic beverages and the risk of all cancer mortality. A research team from the School of Public Health at the ZhejiangUniversity in Hangzhou (China) conducted a meta-analysis to explore the impact of alcohol drinking on all cancer mortality. They were able to confirm the health hazards…
The findings of a meta analysis indicate that that the moderate consumption of alcoholic beverages can be a preventive factor in the development of rheumatoid arthritis. Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is an autoimmune disease which is characterized by chronic destructive debilitating arthritis and affects approximately 1% of the adult population. It is thought to be the result from the interaction between environmental and genetic factors. Alcohol consumption is believed to play a role as preventive factor but findings of its effect…
Individuals who experience facial flushing after drinking alcoholic beverages may have a higher risk for hypertension. The consumption of alcoholic beverages is a risk factor for hypertension. Facial flushing after drinking is a typical symptom of high alcohol sensitivity. A Korean study now assessed the association between facial flushing and hypertension in a population of drinkers and non-drinkers. After adjusting for age, body mass index, exercise status, and smoking status, the risk of hypertension was significantly increased when flushers consumed…
Postmenopausal women who prefer wine, experience fewer hip fractures compared to women who are non-drinkers, past drinkers and those with preferences for other alcoholic beverages. Hip fractures are a major public health problem worldwide, contributing to a decreased quality of life and premature death. Most hip fractures occur in women and older age significantly increases the risk of fracture. Several studies already have looked at the relationships between alcohol and hip fracture but have generally focused on total alcohol consumed…
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