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Alcohol and Health: myths, facts and little knowns

2016-02-04 17:34
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The effect of alcohol on health is one of the most debated topics in medicine. The uncertainty is mostly confined to heart health and the remaining effects are quite well-understood and mostly deleterious. First, understanding the definition of amount of alcohol consumption is important: Moderate consumptions is less than 2 drinks per day for women or anyone over age 65, less than 3 drinks per day for men.

Safe dose of alcohol is defined as no more than two drinks daily for men and one drink daily for nonpregnant women.

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Holistic approach to treating addiction improves recovery

2016-01-11 20:07

An addiction to alcohol can have a devastating impact on your family, friends, work and home. Although treatment programs provide hope, it is important to understand the value of a holistic approach to improve the chances of recovery. A holistic approach refers to programs that treat the mind, body and spirit. These programs recognize that addiction is influenced by multiple factors, so it requires a versatile plan.

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Can Brown Seaweed Help Reduce Fatty Liver?

2015-10-30 11:35
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If you are overweight or if you have been on a diet trying to lose weight or if you have had weight loss surgery and have had rapid weight loss, chances are you have a fatty liver or steatosis. It’s estimated that as many as 1 in 5 people has fatty liver disease which is usually caused by an underlying condition such as diabetes, insulin resistance (IR), high triglycerides, malnutrition, and is associated with alcohol consumption (ASH). When not associated with alcohol it is referred to as non-alcoholic steatohepatitis or NASH.

The disease process is most often diagnosed in people age 40-60 but can happen at any age. With the rise in obesity among children, fatty liver disease is a growing concern.

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How your binge drinking is hurting the U.S. economy

2015-10-16 21:59
CDC report: Binge drinking costs US economy billions

A new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) highlights the economic toll excessive alcohol intake is taking on the U.S. economy. Your binge drinking could contributing to billions of dollars paid by the government.

According to the report consuming as little as 4 drinks at a time or more for women and 5 or more alcoholic beverages for men cost the government more than 100 billion dollars between 2006 and 2010

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Drinkers live longer than non-drinkers, says surprising study

2013-12-16 14:21
Research shows drinkers live longer than abstainers.

In a recent study published in the journal, Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research, researchers made a surprising discovery about the lifespan of those who drink alcohol, compared with those who have never touched a drink in their life. They found that people who abstain from alcohol actually die sooner than those who enjoy it in moderation.

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