HOME >> BIOLOGY >> NEWS
Moderate alcohol consumption increases plasma levels of a protective hormone

  • Moderate alcohol consumption is believed to have protective cardiovascular health benefits, possibly through its effects on hormones.
  • Researchers examine alcohol's effect on three hormones: dehydroepiandrosterone sulfate (DHEAS), testosterone and estradiol.
  • Moderate alcohol consumption appears to increase plasma DHEAS levels for both men and women.

Moderate alcohol consumption is known to have positive, possibly even protective, cardiovascular health effects. A study in the May issue of Alcoholism: Clinical & Experimental Research investigates the role that certain hormones may play in the cardiovascular benefits of alcohol, specifically, dehydroepiandrosterone sulfate (DHEAS), testosterone and estradiol. Researchers found that moderate alcohol consumption can increase plasma DHEAS levels for both men and women, decrease plasma testosterone among men, and has no effect on plasma estradiol levels.

"DHEAS is believed to play a protective role against atherosclerosis in both genders," said Henk F.J. Hendriks, a senior scientist at TNO Nutrition and Food Research in The Netherlands and corresponding author for the study, "just like low testosterone does for men." Atherosclerosis is characterized by irregularly distributed lipid deposits in the arteries, which can provoke fibrosis and calcification, impede blood flow, and/or eventually shut off blood flow. "This is the first diet-controlled intervention study which shows that moderate alcohol drinking can increase DHEAS," he added.

"Estradiol, or estrogens in general," Hendriks continued, "may be pivotal in the protection from coronary heart disease in premenopausal women. An association between moderate alcohol consumption and breast cancer has been proposed, which may be mediated through an increase in estradiol."

"A lot of the earlier work in this area looked at hormones because of associations that had been found between alcohol and breast canc
'"/>


13-May-2004


Page: 1 2 3

Related biology news :

1. Moderate iron deficiency affects cognitive performance - but iron supplementation improves it
2. Moderate alcohol consumption after meals can decrease levels of insulin
3. Moderate alcohol consumption during pregnancy is risky too
4. Moderate vitamin E supplementation may lower diabetics cardiovascular risk
5. Moderate alcohol consumption increases bone mineral density in elderly women
6. Moderate alcohol consumption may reduce your chances of a heart attack
7. Moderate caffeine use does not increase miscarriage risk but high caffeine use doubles risk
8. Duke Researchers Finds That Moderate Caffeine Use Boosts Blood Pressure, Potential For Heart Disease
9. Even Moderate Air Pollution Reaching Eastern Wilderness Decreases Mountain Hikers Lung Function
10. No Such Luck: Nitrogen From Air Pollution Unlikely to Moderate Global Warming
11. A liking for sweets, combined with novelty seeking, may predict alcoholism

Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:4/26/2016)... -- Research and Markets has announced the ...  report to their offering.  , ,     (Logo: ... forecast the global multimodal biometrics market to grow ... 2016-2020.  Multimodal biometrics is being implemented ... healthcare, BFSI, transportation, automotive, and government for controlling ...
(Date:4/13/2016)... , April 13, 2016  IMPOWER physicians supporting ... are setting a new clinical standard in telehealth thanks ... By leveraging the higi platform, IMPOWER patients can routinely ... pulse and body mass index, and, when they opt ... and convenient visit to a local retail location at ...
(Date:3/22/2016)... 2016 According to ... for Consumer Industry by Type (Image, Motion, Pressure, ... & IT, Entertainment, Home Appliances, & Wearable ... 2022", published by MarketsandMarkets, the market for ... USD 26.76 Billion by 2022, at a ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):
(Date:6/27/2016)... (PRWEB) , ... June 27, 2016 , ... ... to bring innovative medical technologies, services and solutions to the healthcare market. The ... implementation of various distribution, manufacturing, sales and marketing strategies that are necessary to ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... 24, 2016 Epic Sciences unveiled a ... susceptible to PARP inhibitors by targeting homologous recombination ... The new test has already been incorporated into ... cancer types. Over 230 clinical trials ... pathways, including PARP, ATM, ATR, DNA-PK and WEE-1. ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... 23, 2016   Boston Biomedical , an ... designed to target cancer stemness pathways, announced that ... Orphan Drug Designation from the U.S. Food and ... cancer, including gastroesophageal junction (GEJ) cancer. Napabucasin is ... inhibit cancer stemness pathways by targeting STAT3, and ...
(Date:6/23/2016)...  The Prostate Cancer Foundation (PCF) is pleased to announce 24 ... for prostate cancer. Members of the Class of 2016 were selected from a ... Read More About the Class of 2016 PCF Young Investigators ... ... ...
Breaking Biology Technology:
Cached News: