Search Tag: alcohol consumption

Increase in Stroke Risk With Greater Alcohol Intake

2021 22 Jun

Consumption of alcohol is associated with an increased risk of incident atrial fibrillation. Even a low spectrum of alcohol consumption could be a risk factor for atrial fibrillation. Alcohol consumption has been shown to have a consistent linear dose-response relationship when it comes to risk of AF.   In a recent study, alcohol abstinence reduced... Read more

EU Reports on State of Health

2020 10 Dec

With the COVID-19 pandemic currently being the main factor to be considered in the health and well-being assessments, other elements, such as quality of air, smoking and alcohol consumption, and obesity also contribute to the state of health of European populations, says a new report from the European Commission.   You might also like:... Read more

Alcohol consumption and atrial fibrillation

2019 24 Jan

In a small cross-sectional study, regular alcohol intake at moderate levels was found to be associated with electrical and structural changes in atrial myocardium. The study is published in Heart Rhythm.  The study included 75 healthy patients with paroxysmal or persistent atrial fibrillation. Of the 75 participants, 25 were lifelong non-drinkers,... Read more

Chronic high alcohol consumption increases ARDS risk

2018 18 Jul

A new systematic review and meta-analysis shows that chronic high alcohol consumption significantly increases the risk of acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS). This finding suggests that patients admitted to hospital should be screened for chronic alcohol use, according to researchers at the University of Nottingham's UK Centre for Tobacco... Read more

Alcohol Consumption and Cardiac Arrhythmias

2017 30 Apr

Researchers studied beer drinkers at the Munich Octoberfest and found that the more the alcohol consumption, the higher the likelihood of developing cardiac arrhythmia. The research findings are published in the European Heart Journal. See Also : Moderate, Habitual Alcohol Intake Can Cause Irregular Heartbeat This is the first study to investigate... Read more

Cardiovascular Risk Factors May Predict Alzheimer’s Disease

2015 28 Jul

An imaging study shows that specific cardiovascular risk factors, such as alcohol use, smoking, obesity and diabetes, correlate with smaller regional brain volumes that may be early indicators of Alzheimer’s disease and dementia. The findings are reported in the journal Radiology . Previous studies have linked cardiovascular risk factors and cognitive... Read more

Study: Heavy Drinking in Midlife Ups Stroke Risk by 34%

2015 04 Feb

Although high blood pressure and diabetes are known to raise the risk of stroke, a longitudinal study has shown that, for middle-aged adults, heavy drinking may be one factor that increases this risk even more. Researchers found that consuming more than two alcoholic drinks a day during middle age raises the risk of stroke by more than a third. Their... Read more

NHS Guidelines Name Nalmefene for Alcohol Dependency

2014 12 Oct

Unhealthy alcohol intake is a major source of burden on National Health Service (NHS) resources and costs the health service in England around £3.5 billion a year. There are nearly 600,000 patients with alcohol dependency in England. Now, these patients will have access to a new treatment pill developed by Lundbeck. NHS has recently published... Read more

'Text Message Medicine' Fights Binge Drinking

2014 15 Jul

According to a study published online in 'Annals of Emergency Medicine', mobile phone text messages could be used as a means to help young adults reduce their dependence on alcohol. Researchers noted a significant reduction (over 50 percent) in alcohol use  after young adult binge drinkers received cell phone texts following a visit to the emergency... Read more

Study Finds No Heart Benefit For Light Drinkers

2014 13 Jul

Studies suggesting a cardiovascular benefit from the moderate consumption of alcohol are being questioned now that new research ties improved heart health to a reduction in alcohol intake, even in light to moderate drinkers. Blood pressure, Body Mass Index (BMI) and the risk of coronary heart disease all decrease when less alcohol is consumed. Results... Read more