HOME >> BIOLOGY >> NEWS
Alcohol and health: Those 2 glasses a day that lengthen your life

A study performed by the Research Laboratories of the Catholic University of Campobasso (Italy) con-firms the beneficial effects that moderate consumption of alcohol has on our health. But this time it is not just cardiovascular disease that gets advantage from this: drinking in moderation reduces all-cause mortality.

The research, published on the American journal Archives of Internal Medicine, assembled 34 scientific studies conducted during the last years worldwide using the statistic procedure of meta-analysis, that al-lows to match different studies to achieve general results. In this way it has been possible to examine data concerning over a million of people, for which alcohol drinking habits were associated with all-cause mortality.

The conclusions researchers from the Catholic University of Campobasso came to clearly show that drinking in moderation (a couple of wine or beer glasses a day) has beneficial effects on health. But that is not all: while the greatest part of the studies conducted on this issue have looked at cardiovascular disease, a term that includes clinical events of various severity, the study published on the Archives of In-ternal Medicine shows a positive effect of alcohol on an unquestionably hard parameter as overall mortality.

Alcohol as a life insurance" Not exactly. The key word is moderation. The Italian research also con-firms that excessive consumption of alcohol is absolutely harmful, and the risk of death for those who drink in excess does not decrease at all. On the contrary: the risk definitely increases.

"Our data- says Augusto Di Castelnuovo, lead author of the study - show that consumption of little amounts of alcohol leads to a reduction of mortality up to 18%. But after a certain number of glasses things radically change: who drinks too much not only looses this advantage, but increases his own risk of death in relation to the amount of alcohol consumed".

The study
'"/>

Contact: Antonio Mascioli
amascioli@rm.unicatt.it
39-087-431-2272
Catholic University
11-Dec-2006


Page: 1 2 3

Related biology news :

1. Alcohol abuse is in the genes
2. Alcohol use during pregnancy leads to greater risk of extreme preterm delivery
3. Alcohol abuse increases the risk of suffering from pneumonia
4. Alcoholism, smoking and genetics among Plains American Indians
5. Alcohol-induced bone disease
6. Alcohol, stress, a family history of alcoholism, and the β-endorphin system
7. Alcoholism research reveals promising new approach to treating Alzheimers disease
8. Alcoholics have a greater chance of infection following cardiac surgery
9. Choline during pregnancy may avoid, reverse some Fetal Alcohol Syndrome nervous disorders
10. Alcohol consumption disrupts breastfeeding hormones
11. Alcohol binges in rats during early brain development cause circadian rhythm problems

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


(Date:7/22/2020)... ... July 21, 2020 , ... USDM Life Sciences ... compliance, announces a new solution to manage regulated workloads on Microsoft Azure. , ... technology stack complies with FDA and global regulations. USDM's new managed service for ...
(Date:7/4/2020)... ... July 03, 2020 , ... Aesthetics ... recognition and multiple awards for not only the products and treatments developed, but ... and Vivace® Microneedle RF. All the brands built by ABM have received several ...
(Date:6/28/2020)... ... June 25, 2020 , ... ... biopharmaceutical R&D, today announced that it has entered into a multi-year contract ... (Multiclonics®), to support their translational and clinical research strategy to discover and ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):
(Date:8/12/2020)... ... August 11, 2020 , ... The FSHD ... Facioscapulohumeral Muscular Dystrophy Clinical Trial Research Network (FSHD CTRN), with consideration ... is a consortium of academic research centers in the United States and Europe ...
(Date:8/3/2020)... ... August 03, 2020 , ... ERT, ... President and CEO has been named one of the 100 most inspiring individuals ... PharmaVoice 100 honorees are selected based on how they have inspired their colleagues ...
(Date:7/31/2020)... ... 2020 , ... Diversified Technologies, Inc. has introduced a full ... drive Klystrons, TWTs, IOTs, and magnetrons. , DTI Radar Transmitter Systems ... push-pull configuration; yielding fast fall time for a capacitive load. These all solid-state ...
(Date:7/31/2020)... ... 29, 2020 , ... The SDX® Respiratory Gating System ... has reached its 20th anniversary of worldwide use. Introduced in the US over ... including University of Pennsylvania, University of Michigan, University of Maryland, University of California ...
Breaking Biology Technology:
Cached News: