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To what extent are studies that show health benefits due to low-moderate alcohol consumption supported?

To what extent are studies that show health benefits due to low-moderate alcohol consumption supported?

See below: Several studies show this but they are retrospective studies. It would be equally valid to conclude that healthy people allow themselves to drink moderately while chronically ill persons do not because it worsens their illness. ...Read more

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Alcohol Consumption (Definition)

Alcohol is available in many beverages, from beer and wine to the more potent distilled spirits, such as gin, rye, and whiskey. There appear to be at least small health benefits of small amounts of alcohol use (fewer than five drinks per week), especially of red wine Excessive alcohol use can lead to addiction and severe social and physical complications. Excess long term alcohol use is the most common cause of cirrhosis of the ...Read more


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What level of alcohol consumption can cause oral cancer?

What level of alcohol consumption can cause oral cancer?

Combination: Please forgive the irreverence that others may have shown. In the absence of tobacco use, oral cancer is an uncommon result simply of intemperate drinking; drinker-smokers are the ones at great aocrisk. There are many reasons for keeping your alcohol use under tight control -- the safety of others, avoiding personality deterioration, and remembering the really fun times. Thanks for asking. Cheers. ...Read more

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What level of alcohol consumption is ok after bypass operation? One glass of wine a day?

What level of alcohol consumption is ok after bypass operation?  One glass of wine a day?

Alcohol after bypass: A glass of wine is equivalent to one beer. 1 oz of liquor 45 %of alcohol = 9.Oz of beer or 3-4.Oz of wine (11-13%) you drink only if you did not ever abused alcohol, i.E taking more than 3beers/day on a regular basis. Long term alcohol abuse turned a heart muscle into a mass of jello, bigger heart but very weakened, besides damaging the heart automatic rythm system, which by itself can kill. ...Read more

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How much alcohol consumption is safe in a day?If vitamin B12 levels below normal in a social drinker, how to correct , what regime to follow?

How much alcohol consumption is safe in a day?If vitamin  B12  levels below normal in a social drinker, how to correct , what regime to follow?

Find the cause: One number that's held up is 5 or more alcoholic drinks on any one day more than once a week means you're heading for loss of control. The cause of the vitamin B12 deficiency needs to be found. If you're a vegetarian, consider giving it up or supplementing. If your diet is okay or you supplement, an investigation for pernicious anemia ; other causes will be undertaken by your physician. ...Read more

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What amount of alcohol consumption is beneficial? Doesn't any amount of alcohol consumption kill brain cells?

What amount of alcohol consumption is beneficial?  Doesn't any amount of alcohol consumption kill brain cells?

Depends: There is nothing called safe drinking. For male, more than 3 drinks per day and for female more than 2 drinks per day can cause liver damage in the long run. Certainly, other pattern of drinking, such as bing drinking can cause acute liver problem. ...Read more

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When does alcohol consumption cause health problems?

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When does alcohol consumption cause health problems?

Alcohol: Effects depend on the amount consumed. Small to moderate consumption causes reduced risks of blood clots , stone formation , diabetes & rheumatoid arthritis. Large consumption causes impaired memory & vision, anemia, cardiomyopathy, hepatitis, cancer mouth/esophagus, gastritis, pancreatitis, diabetes type 2, depression, anxiety, psychosis, insomnia, panic, cravings. ...Read more

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Can alcohol consumption at a young age affect growth?

Can alcohol consumption at a young age affect growth?

Not physical growth: Alcohol in young age may not affect physical growth but will certainly affect psychological development. You need to learn how to manage in the world and alcohol will make this learning much more difficult. ...Read more

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Does a person's temp. Go up or down with alcohol consumption?

Does a person's temp. Go up or down with alcohol consumption?

Core temperature : Decrease. Alcohol induces peripheral vasodilation and causes a feeling of warmth in the skin, however increase in skin blood flow lowers the core body temperature. ...Read more

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Can responsible alcohol consumption be more beneficial or detrimental to your health?

Can responsible alcohol consumption be more beneficial or detrimental to your health?

Complicated: Iscd 2010 study ranked etoh as most harmful of all drugs (eg, cirrhosis of the liver, fas, esophageal varices, dementia, premature aging, etoh poisoning ; death, car accidents, crime ; violence). Some argue that in older folks a drink or two (esp red wine) has some health ; psych'l benefits. However, there are far better ; healthier ways to get same benefits. Remember- everything in moderation! ...Read more

Iron (Definition)

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