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Fish oil could prevent alcohol-related dementia

Posted September 11, 2013

Omega-3 fish oil could help protect against alcohol-related dementia, according to a study presented at the 14th Congress of the European Society for Biomedical Research on Alcoholism in Warsaw, Poland. The study, conducted by researchers from Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine, analyzed the brain cells of rats who had been exposed to large quantities of alcohol.

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Study suggests fish oil could help protect alcohol abusers from dementia

Posted September 8, 2013

A Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine study suggests that omega-3 fish oil might help protect against alcohol-related dementia. Previous studies have shown that long-term alcohol abuse increases the risk of dementia. The Loyola study found that in the brain cells of rats exposed to high levels of alcohol, a fish oil compound protected against inflammation and cell death.

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Light Drinking Linked to Lower Risk of Depression, Study Says

Posted August 30, 2013

Drinking wine in moderation may be associated with a lower risk of developing depression, according to research published in Biomed Central’s open access journal BMC Medicine. The reported findings by the PREDIMED research Network suggest that the moderate amounts of alcohol consumed may have similar protective effects on depression to those that have been observed for coronary heart disease.

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Fish Oil Supplementation Reduces Cortisol Levels in Abstinent Alcoholics

Posted February 24, 2013

In a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled study involving male alcoholics undergoing a residential rehabilitation program, 3 weeks of supplementation with fish oil (providing 60 mg/d EPA and 252 mg/d DHA) was found to be associated with a reduction in cortisol basal levels throughout the day.

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Cut Down On Alcohol For Healthy Weight

Posted January 6, 2013

Cutting down on alcohol is an effective way to lose weight and keep to a healthy weight, says a cancer prevention group in an appeal to New Year dieters. In a statement issued on Wednesday, the World Cancer Research Fund (WCRF), says while losing weight is one of the most popular New Year resolutions, people may not be aware that nearly 10% of the calories drinkers consume come from alcohol.

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Myopathy In Chronic Alcoholism And Vitamin D Deficiency

Posted December 20, 2012

Myopathy refers to a muscular disease in which muscle fibers do not function, resulting in muscular weakness and wasting. Vitamin D deficiency is a well-recognized cause of myopathy, and excessive drinking is often associated with low or subnormal levels of vitamin D. A review of studies of the relationship between alcohol-related myopathy and vitamin D deficiency indicates that vitamin D deficiency might partly explain the occurrence of the frequently observed myopathy in chronic alcoholism.

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A 21-day Daniel fast with or without krill oil supplementation improves anthropometric parameters and the cardiometabolic profile in men and women

Posted September 20, 2012

The Daniel Fast is a vegan diet that prohibits the consumption of animal products, refined foods, white flour, preservatives, additives, sweeteners, flavorings, caffeine, and alcohol. Following this dietary plan for 21 days has been demonstrated

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New study suggests moderate alcohol consumption may help prevent bone loss

Posted July 12, 2012

Drinking a moderate amount of alcohol as part of a healthy lifestyle may benefit women’s bone health, lowering their risk of developing osteoporosis. A new study assessed the effects of alcohol withdrawal on bone turnover in postmenopausal women who drank one or two drinks per day several times a week. Researchers at Oregon State University measured a significant increase in blood markers of bone turnover in women after they stopped drinking for just two weeks.

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New Study Shows a Little Alcohol Can Reduce Your Risk For, Well.. Everything

Posted July 10, 2012

Who doesn’t want to go back to a time when they had fewer wrinkles, more energy, less inflammation, joints that didn’t ache and a faster metabolism?

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An Herbal Remedy for Binge Drinking ?

Posted May 18, 2012

A cure for binge drink may be found in a humble root. According to a new study, herbal medicine may hold the key to prevent excessive alcohol consumption.

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