April is National Alcohol Awareness Month

The alcohol content of standard drinks of beer, dinner wine or distilled spirits (either straight or in a mixed drink) are equivalent --- about six-tenths of an ounce each. They're all the same to a Breathalyzer. So it's not which you choose to drink but how much you drink that's important. Curious?

 

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Timeline: Alcohol and Drinking History in America

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Timeline: World History of Alcohol and Drinking

This timeline presents events in the history of alcohol and drinking over the past 12,000 years.

Abstainers: Consider Moderate Drinking for Better Health?

Dr. Emanuel Rubin argues that physicians should recommend that current abstainers add alcohol to their diets because of its beneficial effects on all cause mortality. [+]

Underage Drinking Drops to New Lows

A survey reveals that alcohol consumption during the previous month among 12 to 17 year olds dropped one-third (34%) between 2003 and 2013. [+]

Reduced Drinking Increases Risk of Cognitive Impairment Among Older Women

Those women who decreased their consumption by one-half drink or more per week increased their risk of cognitive impairment or dementia by over one-third (34.5%). [+]

Should Older People Drink Less or More Alcohol to be Healthy?

Some writers suggest that people over the age of 65 should reduce their alcohol consumption “to protect their bodies and minds.” However, Dr. Erik Skovenborg points out that... [+]

Moderate Drinking Reduces Risk of Rheumatoid Arthritis

Research examined eight prospective studies published between 1946 and 2013, containing a total of 195,029 men and women and 1,878 cases of RA. [+]

Effects of Moderate Alcohol Drinking During Pregnancy

To examine the possible effects of low to moderate alcohol consumption during pregnancy, 4,496 women were followed throughout their pregnancies and following the birth of their children. [+]

Drinking Alcohol and Risk of Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD)

To investigate the relationship between the quantity and the frequency of consuming alcoholic beverages and the risk of developing CKD, researchers studied 9,112 Japanese men age 40 to 55. [+]

Almost One in Five Americans Favors Alcohol Prohibition

A CNN nationally representative poll of American adults in 2014 found that 18% believed that the consumption of alcohol should be illegal. [+]

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