Basic mechanisms, critical signs, myths, and actions to take. Information provided by the U.S. National Traffic Safety Administration.
Study reported in the Archives of Internal Medicine found that drinking alcohol on a regular basis may slightly raise men's risk of developing a type of irregular heartbeat known as atrial fibrillation.
Includes definition, signs and symptoms, treatment, physician diagnosis, information about drunk driving, photos of liver damage, and bibliography. Article by James S Cohen, MD.
An epidemiological study conducted by the University at Buffalo suggests that moderate to high consumption of all kinds of alcoholic beverages without accompanying food consumption is a significant risk factor in developing hypertension.
Pennsylvania State University researchers find that gender-related differences in protein metabolism cause male heavy drinkers to be more at risk of alcoholic cardiomyopathy.
Coronary Artery Risk Development In Young Adults, a 15-year study of heart health, suggests that drinking among under-45s is correlated with a higher risk of atherosclerosis in the coronary arteries.
Article links red wine headaches to congeners, prevalent in darker beverage alcoholic beverages, as well as other compounds contained in red wines.