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Raise Your Glass

Raise Your Glass

Two recent studies furnish further evidence that low-to-moderate alcohol consumption may be good for the heart whereas heavy drinking almost certainly is not. In one study, low levels of alcohol use were associated with a moderate reduction in heart attack risk, and in the other, moderate consumption was associated with a reduced risk of abdominal aortic aneurysm. Episodes of heavy drinking, defined as six or more drinks in 24 hours, however, were associated with an increased risk of myocardial infarction. More… Discuss


Lifestyle Changes Could Cut Miscarriage Risk

Researchers say that more than a quarter of first-timemiscarriages are preventable and could be avoided if women made certain lifestyle changes. Heavy lifting,obesity, being underweight, alcohol consumption, and working night shifts during pregnancy were all found to be factors that elevate miscarriage risk. Age was also found to be a factor, with women in their mid-30s and above more likely to lose a pregnancy. It is important not only for individual women to be aware of these risks but also for policymakers and employers to know of them and help pregnant women avoid them whenever possible. More… Discuss


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