Tag Archives: Heart disease

• 6 Health Benefits of Drinking Beer. You Heard Right.

6 Health Benefits of Drinking Beer. You Heard Right.

Reduces Risk of Heart Disease All alcohol, whether it is beer, wine, or liquor, is known to help reduce heart disease. According to a 2008 article in the Journal of the American Dietetic Association, moderate consumption of alcohol makes blood less sticky, and so it is less likely to clot. Alcohol can also increase good […]

• Beer bellies linked with weak bones

Beer bellies linked with weak bones

Men with excessive fat around their abdomen, commonly known as a “beer belly,” are at an elevated risk for heart disease and Type 2 diabetes, and now researchers are adding osteoporosis to the list of potential hazards. More than 37 million American men over age 20 are obese, according to the National Center for Health […]

• Top 10 Alcohol Health Claims

Top 10 Alcohol Health Claims

Study after study claims to find new health benefits for wine, beer or spirits, so we have rounded up the best alcohol related health claims. There are many “ alcohol is good for your health” headlines. In some instances alcohol is seen as a miracle cure that can ward off everything from heart disease to dementia. It’s […]

• YAY! Another study sez red wine may reduce fat. Drink on!

YAY! Another study sez red wine may reduce fat. Drink on!

Piceatannol could also play an important role in controlling obesity. Could red wine be a fat zapper in a bottle? In a study published in this week’s issue of the Journal of Biological Chemistry, researchers from Purdue University say they’ve found a compound in red wine, grapes, blueberries and passion fruit that blocks immature fat […]

• Men who drink 2 beers a day less likely to die after a heart attack

Men who drink 2 beers a day less likely to die after a heart attack

Men who suffer a heart attack might help their recovery odds by having a couple beers. A new study shows after suffering a first heart attack, men who are moderate drinkers are much less likely to die compared to non-drinkers. For the study, Harvard researchers looked at almost 2,000 American men who had a heart […]

• Beer as health drink? A brew a day keeps the doctor away

Beer as health drink? A brew a day keeps the doctor away

Researchers found that people who drank about a pint a day had a 31% reduced risk of heart disease. It’s well known that red wine can benefit your heart but a new study announced last week touts the health benefits of beer. Published in the European Journal of Epidemiology, the study is an analysis of […]

• Drinking regularly may help women recover from heart attacks

Drinking regularly may help women recover from heart attacks

Boozenews: Can we stand all the good news about boozing? Women who regularly drink alcohol are more likely to live longer after suffering a heart attack than women who abstain, according to a new study. More than 1, 200 women hospitalized for heart attack were interviewed about how many alcoholic drinks they usually consumed, as […]

• One Thing Red Wine Can’t Do

One Thing Red Wine Can’t Do

Study: It Doesn’t Lower Blood Pressure, but Does It Still Help the Heart? Red wine (in moderation) is as good for your health as it is to your palate. At least that’s what we’re consistently told. Red wine and heart health have long been linked, with studies suggesting a glass or two a day lowers […]

• To Lose the Beer Gut, Try the Treadmill, Not the Dumbbells

To Lose the Beer Gut, Try the Treadmill, Not the Dumbbells

Sweat it out on the treadmill or start pumping iron? A new study suggests that jogging (or similar aerobic exercise) is more effective than lifting weights for shedding fat lodged deep within the abdomen. Unlike subcutaneous fat — the stuff that hangs over belt buckles and swings from the backs of your arms — abdominal […]

• Moderate Drinking Reduces Heart Disease Risk

Moderate Drinking Reduces Heart Disease Risk

In a recent research paper on the effects of alcohol consumption and risks of cardiovascular disease it was found that moderate intake of alcoholic beverages associated with reduced risk of heart disease. In moderate drinkers, increase in HDL-cholesterol (good cholesterol), apolipoprotein A1, and adiponectin and decreases in fibrinogen is seen, these factors contribute to lower […]

• Women Drink Two A Day Healthier, Study Finds

Women Drink Two A Day Healthier, Study Finds

Women who have an alcoholic drink or two a day in midlife turn out to be healthier overall in their old age, a new study found. Previous research has pointed to health benefits for men and women with regular alcohol use, including lower risk of heart problems. But because of concerns about excess drinking, the […]

• One Daily Drink May Reduce Risk of Sudden Cardiac Death in Women

One Daily Drink May Reduce Risk of Sudden Cardiac Death in Women

Women who consume up to one drink per day may reduce their risk of sudden cardiac death (SCD) by 36 percent, according to an Oct. 1 HealthDay News report. Conversely, those who consume more than two drinks per day may have a 15 percent increased risk of SCD. The findings were based on data from […]

• Device to measure red wine's antioxidant levels

Device to measure red wine's antioxidant levels

Polyphenols in wine have been found to have a positive effect on the risk of heart disease, obesity, cancer and even wrinkles. Squeezed between guidelines on responsible drinking and units, bottles of wine may soon boast a surprising new health notice: this drink is good for you. Swiss and American researchers have produced a device […]