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Long-term heavy drinking may age arteries prematurely


Drinking alcohol heavily over years may prematurely age your arteries — increasing heart disease risk, according to a U.K. study.

Researchers found that men were more likely to be heavy drinkers and were at risk for accelerated rates of arterial stiffness that interferes with blood flow […]

Moderate alcohol intake may slow good cholesterol’s decline


NEW ORLEANS — Moderate drinking was associated with slower declines in high-density lipoprotein, or good cholesterol, over time, according to a preliminary study presented at the American Heart Association’s Scientific Sessions 2016.

Researchers followed alcohol consumption and HDL levels for more than six years in a […]

Moderate drinking in later years may damage heart


Drinking two or more alcoholic beverages daily may damage the heart of elderly people, according to research in the American Heart Association journal Circulation: Cardiovascular Imaging.

The study correlated weekly alcohol consumption among 4,466 people — average age 76 — to the size, structure and motion […]

May 26th, 2015|Categories: Blog|Tags: , |0 Comments

Heavy drinking in middle-age may increase stroke risk more than traditional factors

Drinking more than two alcoholic beverages daily in middle-age may raise stroke risk more than traditional factors such as high blood pressure and diabetes, according to new research in the American Heart Association journal Stroke.

In a study of 11,644 middle-aged Swedish twins who were followed  for 43 years, researchers […]

January 29th, 2015|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , |1 Comment

Red wine may not prevent heart disease, prolong life

There is bad news for those who believe drinking red wine is protecting their hearts and extending their lives. A study released this week in JAMA Internal Medicine found that a plant compound in grapes may not provide such health benefits.

The compound – resveratrol – is found in the skin of […]

Study suggests smoking prevention programs should also target young adults

Young adults, 18- to 24-years-old, who regularly use alcohol, get poor grades and are impulsive are also more likely to start smoking, according to a study published in the Journal of Adolescent Health.

The research from the University of Montreal School of Public Health is based on data from 1,293 […]