Scientists found no increased risk in occurrence of liver damage in drinkers compared with non-drinkers
Adults with moderate alcohol intake are more likely than non-drinkers
to live to age 85 without dementia or other cognitive impairments, according to a study in the August 2017 issue of the Journal of Alzheimer's Disease.
Researchers found that heavy drinkers (those who consumed more than 10 pints of beer or about 11 glasses of wine a week) were nearly six times more likely than non-drinkers
to develop shrinkage in the hippocampus, a key memory area of the brain.
It came from a study published in the British Medical Journal, which found that moderate drinkers were less likely than non-drinkers
to develop certain heart conditions.
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Researchers analyzed data on 4,466 men and women, age 65 and older, who were allocated to one of four groups: non-drinkers
, less than seven drinks weekly, seven to 14 drinks weekly, and more than 14 drinks a week.
In the study entitled, "Alcohol Consumption and Periodontitis: Quantification of Periodontal Pathogens and Cytokines," researchers assessed a sample of 542 regular alcohol users, occasional drinkers, and non-drinkers
both with and without periodontitis.
In the article "Effect of Drinking on All-Cause Mortality in Women Compared with Men: A Meta-Analysis," Chao Wang and coauthors, Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences and Peking Union Medical Sciences (Beijing, China), modeled the relationship between the dose of alcohol consumed and the risk of death, comparing the results for drinkers versus non-drinkers
and among male and female drinkers.
The group cited a study by Professor Charles Bamforth, of the University of California, which said that drinking in moderation had "significant" health benefits for the heart and blood circulation, and that moderate drinkers had a longer life expectancy than non-drinkers
Experts found drinkers have a 20 per cent increased chance of melanoma compared with non-drinkers
or occasional tipplers.
No differences in memory and executive function, which includes reasoning, planning and problem-solving, were seen between non-drinkers
, former drinkers and light or moderate drinkers.
This study addresses not only influence and selection of friends as sources of similarity in alcohol use, but also peer processes leading drinkers to be chosen as friends more often than non-drinkers
, which increases the number of adolescents subject to their influence.