Boomer Boozing Costs UK 10 Times More Than In Younger Set

Posted on 10/12/2012 by |Brooklyn, NY | Comments

Bulletin TodayA new report from the UK finds that when it comes to treating alcohol-related ailments, middle-aged patients cost England’s National Health Service 10 times more than younger adults.

Marriage Makes Women Drink More, Men Less

Posted on 09/11/2012 by |Personal Health and Well-being | Comments

Bulletin Today | Personal HealthMarriage seems to have a sobering effect on men, but it’s the opposite with women — they drink more, new research shows. Researchers with the University of Cincinnati report that married women drink more than long-term divorced or recently widowed women. Married men, however, drink less than divorced men. The findings, say some sociological experts, could indicate the stresses in long-term marriages — not surprising, considering the spike in the divorce rate among those over age 50. Lead researcher Corinne …

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.