HOME >> MEDICINE >> NEWS
Light to moderate drinking reduces risk of cardiac events, death

Older adults who consume one to seven alcoholic beverages a week may live longer and have a reduced risk for cardiac events than those who do not drink--an association that appears independent of the anti-inflammatory effects of alcohol, according to a report in the July 24 issue of Archives of Internal Medicine, one of the JAMA/Archives journals.

Alcohol may worsen some chronic diseases and the overall effect of drinking on survival is not clear, according to background information in the article. However, several studies have shown that alcohol may reduce the risk of coronary heart disease and heart failure and contribute to a lower death rate. Light to moderate alcohol intake has been shown to reduce levels of C-reactive protein and interleukin-6, compounds that circulate in the blood due to inflammation. Therefore, researchers have suspected that the mechanism linking alcohol to reduced risk of cardiovascular disease may be related to inflammation.

Cinzia Maraldi, M.D., of the Institute on Aging, University of Florida, Gainesville, and colleagues investigated the relationship between alcohol, death and cardiac events (such as hospitalization for heart attack, cardiac pain or heart failure) in 2,487 adults without heart disease age 70 to 79 years. Participants (average age 73.5 years, 55 percent women) were recruited between April 1997 and June 1998 and answered questions about disease diagnoses, medication use and drinking habits during an initial interview. They were classified based on how many drinks they consumed in a typical week over the past year; the categories were former; never or occasional (less than one drink per week); light to moderate (one to seven); and heavier (more than seven). During the study, each individual was contacted by telephone every six months and had a clinical assessment every year. Levels of C-reactive protein and interleukin-6 were tested in blood collected after an overnight fast at the beginning o
'"/>

Contact: Denise Trunk
352-273-5819
JAMA and Archives Journals
24-Jul-2006


Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. Light-based probe sees early cancers in first tests on human tissue
2. Light-sensitive photoswitches could restore sight to those with macular degeneration
3. Light-based device probes for early cancer signs
4. Light to moderate alcohol consumption not beneficial to health
5. Lighting of the future among topics at BGSU Emerging Technology Forum
6. Men with hypertension who drink moderate amounts of alcohol may have a lower risk of heart attack
7. New SSRI effective for the treatment of moderate-to-severe premature ejaculation
8. Imaging technique sheds new light on the composition of the brain of moderate cannabis users
9. New survey finds rising numbers of uninsured in moderate and middle income American families
10. International study questions health benefits of moderate drinking
11. Memantine appears effective and safe in moderate to severe Alzheimers disease

Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
TAG: Light moderate drinking reduces risk cardiac events death

(Date:7/3/2015)... ... July 03, 2015 , ... ... providers, has been retained to lead a national president recruitment for ... in the healthcare industry, B. E. Smith has recently placed more than 1,000 ...
(Date:7/3/2015)... TX (PRWEB) , ... July 03, 2015 , ... Jennifer ... First Choice Emergency Room , the largest network of independent freestanding emergency rooms ... new facility medical director of our Sienna Plantation facility,” said Executive Medical Director of ...
(Date:7/3/2015)... ... 03, 2015 , ... The Celebrity Dresses is currently running a promotion through ... celebrities will have the opportunity to get 10% discount on orders that are over ... not have to use coupon codes or remember redemption codes. , There is ...
(Date:7/2/2015)... ... July 02, 2015 , ... ... (D-Md.) for her introduction of the Stop Overdose Stat (S.O.S.) Act of 2015 ... Jack Reed (D-R.I.), this Act seeks to decrease drug overdose – especially of ...
(Date:7/2/2015)... ... ... “ LIFX ” was featured on NewsWatch as part of its monthly Tech Report, ... technology expert and special reporter for NewsWatch, conducted the review and shared with viewers ... , According to the U.S. Department of Energy, it’s very important to use energy-efficient ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Regional Care, Inc. Retains B. E. Smith to Recruit New President 2Health News:Regional Care, Inc. Retains B. E. Smith to Recruit New President 3Health News:Dr. Jennifer Renee Hanes Named by First Choice Emergency Room as Medical Director of Missouri City, TX Facility 2Health News:Dr. Jennifer Renee Hanes Named by First Choice Emergency Room as Medical Director of Missouri City, TX Facility 3Health News:Celebrity Fashion Summer Party Dresses on sale at TheCelebrityDresses.com 2Health News:AAPCC Supports the Stop Overdose Stat Act of 2015 2Health News:AAPCC Supports the Stop Overdose Stat Act of 2015 3Health News:The Most Versatile Smart Light Bulbs were featured on NewsWatch Television 2
(Date:7/2/2015)... -- ResMed Inc. (NYSE: RMD ) today announced that ... June 30, 2015 results on Thursday, July 30, 2015, after ... with ResMed,s results will be issued after 1:00 p.m. US ... discuss operating results and future outlook. The earnings ... Time and the live webcast of the call can be ...
(Date:7/2/2015)... Roche,s Bloodhound technology is on the ... hematology testing, according to Kalorama Information.  The healthcare ... its Bloodhound digital cell imaging technology –as newly ... hematology analyzer – is notable as a play ... leader CellaVision, but also compete more broadly in ...
(Date:7/2/2015)... July 2, 2015  The Green Exchange, Inc., the ... first HIPAA compliant mobile app that connects cannabis growers ... medical marijuana, announced today that their service provides the ... Meadow and more than half a dozen other delivery ... Loud Cannabis is unique in that it connects ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:ResMed to Announce Fourth Quarter and Fiscal Year-End 2015 Results 2Kalorama: With Bloodhound, Roche Closes in on High-Growth Hematology Segment 2Kalorama: With Bloodhound, Roche Closes in on High-Growth Hematology Segment 3New Cannabis Delivery App Gets Product to Patient in Under 7 Minutes 2
Cached News: