alcohol

Drink A Day May Help Heart Attack Survivors

Posted on 04/4/2012 by | Personal Health and Well-being | Comments

Bulletin Today | Personal HealthModerate alcohol consumption — a glass of wine or a cocktail a day — has been shown to help prevent heart disease, but a new study suggests that it might even be good for men who have had a heart attack. Harvard researchers who tracked 1,818 male heart attack survivors for up to 20 years found that those who drank moderately were 42 percent less likely to die from heart disease and 34 percent less likely to die from any …

Wine. Beer. Spirits. Yeah!

Posted on 04/3/2012 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Personal HealthBooze. One of humanity’s earliest culinary inventions and possibly one of the things that started agricultural civilization in the first place, alcohol has been with us for a long time. But we are still learning much about how it affects the body and about our consumption habits. In other words, there’s good points and there’s bad points. A recent study suggests that moderate and constant consumption (two beers a day) gave men a 42% lower risk of death from cardiovascular disease. The …

A Drink A Day May Keep Stroke Away — For Women

Posted on 03/12/2012 by | Personal Health and Well-being | Comments

Bulletin Today | Personal HealthLadies, I have some good news for you. That glass of wine we like to have with dinner at the end of the day? It may help protect us against stroke. A new study that followed nearly 84,000 women for 26 years found that women who drank a glass of wine, beer or a mixed drink daily were less likely to have a stroke, when compared to women didn’t drink at all. The study was published last week in the …

The Takeaway: Older Adults Binge Drink Most Frequently; Exercise Hormone Fights Fat

Posted on 01/13/2012 by | Brooklyn, NY | Comments

Bulletin TodayA new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says adults over 65 binge on alcohol more frequently than any other age group.

The Takeaway: Drinking to Good Health, Fast Food Stamps, Regis’ Retirement

Posted on 09/7/2011 by | Brooklyn, NY | Comments

Bulletin TodayAn Apple (Brandy) A Day Keeps the Doctor Away. Good news for the ladies, here: Researchers have uncovered more evidence that moderate drinking for ‘midlife’ women is linked to better long-term health. Women who drank five or more grams of alcohol (between one-third and one drink) per day, three to seven days per week, had a 50% better chance of healthy aging compared with non-drinkers (how’s that for specifics?). Drinking just one to two days a week was not linked …