Covers research showing that drinking alcohol daily protects against heart disease in men but not in women.
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A new study in 'Alcoholism: Clinical & Experimental Research' confirms that heavy drinking increases risk for breast cancer, but that light to moderate drinking appears to have little effect on a woman's risk for breast cancer.
A study published in Annals of Internal Medicine links higher consumption of alcoholic beverages among men to an increased risk of ischemic stroke. Moderate consumption, and consumption of red wine resulted in a lower stroke risk.
A study reported in the American Journal of Gastroenterology reports that heavy consumption of spirits and beer may cause an increased risk of colorectal cancer, whereas moderate consumption of beverage alcohol of all kinds, as well as heavy consumption of wine, is associated with a lower risk.
An article in The Lancet by a professor at the University of Auckland, New Zealand, criticizes recent studies on the cardioprotective effect of wine consumption as flawed. Other experts defend the conclusions of this research.
A review published online in the journal Addiction Research and Theory examined 54 studies of the health effects of drinking, and throws doubt on the conclusion that moderate drinking has beneficial health effects. This mainly is due to how abstainers are accounted for in those studies.
UK medical body endorses the view that expectant mothers can safely drink one to two units of alcoholic beverages once or twice a week, saying that there appears to be no evidence of harm to the foetus from low levels of alcohol consumption.