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JAMA: Moderate Alcohol Consumption and Risk of Heart Failure Among Older Persons
Increasing levels of moderate alcohol consumption are associated with a decreasing risk of heart failure among older persons. Journal of the American Medical Association.
JAMA: Protective Effects of Moderate Alcohol Consumption on Ischemic Stroke
The protective effect of moderate consumption of alcohol was found in various populations. Journal of the American Medical Association.
Alcohol and Health
Describes scientific medical evidence about the effects of moderate alcohol consumption on health and longevity.
Healthy Drinking Science
Investigative journalist Gene Ford presents a large and comprehensive collection of articles and commentary on the subject of sensible and healthy alcohol consumption. Includes a research reference archive.
Rocky Mountain News: Moderate Drinking Good for Women, Study Says
Research reported in Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research found better health and physical functioning especially in women who reported light to moderate alcohol consumtion.
Medical News Today: Moderate Drinking Raises Hormone that Protects from Artery Disease
A study done at TNO Nutrition and Food Research, Netherlands suggests that moderate drinkers have better hormone levels than heavy drinkers or people who do not drink any alcohol at all.
Wine Spectator: Drinking Alcohol Reduces Risk Factors for Heart Disease in Elderly, Research Finds
A study published in the medical journal Atherosclerosis finds that senior citizens who drink beverage alcohol are less likely to develop heart disease than teetotalers.
Reuters UK: Light Drinking Cuts Diabetes Risk
Researchers at the Royal Free and University College Medical Schools in London, and Harvard University find that, based on data from over 100,000 women aged 25 to 42, light drinking appears to reduce the risk for developing adult onset diabetes.
The Globe and Mail: A Drink a Day Keeps the Bats From Your Belfry
A US medical study of people aged 65 and over, published in the Journal of the American Medical Association, finds that light to moderate alcohol consumption is associated with lower risks of developing dementia.
CNN.com: Light Drinking May Cut Stroke Risk
Studies have indicated that drinking alcohol in moderation can cut heart attack risks, and new research supports the theory that the same holds true for preventing strokes.
Wine Spectator: Frequent Drinking Lowers Chance of Heart Attack
A study which appeared in The New England Journal of Medicine finds that people who drink alcoholic beverages more often have a reduced chance of developing heart disease.
Wine Spectator: Drinking Has Little Effect on Risk of Lung Cancer
Reports on an epidemiological study by researchers at the Boston University School of Medicine, which showed no difference in risks, based on alcohol consumption.
Wine Spectator: Moderate Alcohol Consumption May Be Better for Women's Hearts Than for Men's, Canadi
Statistics Canada data indicates a beneficial effect on heart disease in Canadian women who report moderate alcohol consumption.
ScienceDaily: Alcohol Linked to Decreased Hypertension Risk in Young Women
Researchers at the Massachusetts General Hospital and Brigham and Women's Hospital in the US find that moderate alcohol consumption in women was beneficial to blood pressure and at high levels it was harmful.
Telegraph News: Alcohol Sharpens Your Brain, Say Researchers
A long-term UK-based study reported in the American Journal of Epidemiology found a significant positive correlation between alcohol consumption and cognitive ability, probably due to alcohol's reduction of the risk of cardiovascular disease, and increased blood flow to the brain. The effect was strongest among women.
di-ve.com: The Importance of Moderate Frequent Alcohol Consumption
The protective effect of alcohol consumption against coronary heart disease has been known for some time. An 11-year follow-up study of 10,000 UK civil servants emphasizes the significance of frequency of alcohol consumption, as opposed to the total weekly intake.
HeartCenterOnline: Moderate Drinking can Benefit Heart Patients
Researchers at Heidelberg University in Germany find evidence of alcohol's protective effect on coronary artery disease even after balloon angioplasty treatment.
BostonHerald.com: Women Age Better with a Fine Wine: Study: Alcohol Helps Memory
A study published in the New England Journal of Medicine finds that moderate alcohol consumption among women aged 70 to 81 was associated with better memory, and less deterioration of memory over time.
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