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Generous intake of alcoholic drinks, especially beer and spirits, may increase the risk of developing gout in men.
This study investigated the role of alcohol in the development of gout. Researchers tracked the alcohol intake of 47,150 male subjects and evaluated the relative risk of developing gout in each participant in this study. They found a higher incidence of gout among frequent consumers of alcoholic drinks, such as beer and spirits. However, moderate consumption of wine was found to have little or no effect on gout risk in this study. The results of this study show that regular drinking of alcohol may contribute positively to the development of gout in males.
About 2 billion people in the world consume alcoholic drinks. Americans spent approximately 219.52 billion dollars on alcoholic beverages from 2006 to 2015. To the people manufacturing alcoholic beverages, these are great figures, healthful to their bottom line. While alcoholic beverage producers are smiling to the bank, the con...
I started to think that I needed to do something to improve my health in January of 2016 when I went to the doctor and took the Boston Heart Test. It consists of 3 full pages of tests. I did not understand all the numbers but I did understand that my numbers were way out of range. I had wanted to have a gastric bypass surgery but they told me that...
Habitual intake of flavonoid-rich foods, such as citrus fruits, may lower the odds of suffering from depression in middle-aged and older women.
This study investigated the correlation between the consumption of dietary flavonoids and the likelihood of suffering from depression in women. Using validated food frequency questionnaires, researchers collated and analyzed data on the dietary flavonoid intake of 82,643 women between the ages of 36-80 years and with no previous history of depression.
The team of researchers observed that regular intake of foods rich in flavonols, flavonones, flavones, and proanthocyanins decreased the risk of developing depression. On the other hand, increased consumption of diets high in flavan-3-ols was found to have no significant effect on depression risk in this study. The findings of this study reveal that high dietary ingestion of favonoid rich foods may protect middle-aged and older women against depression.
Generous intake of processed and red meat may increase the risk of developing type 2 diabetes.
This study examined the relationship between meat consumption and type 2 diabetes risk. Researchers reviewed data on the processed and red meat intake of 340,234 adult subjects recruited from eight European countries and estimated the type 2 diabetes odds ratio of each participant in this study. They found out that frequent consumers of processed and red meat had higher chances of developing type 2 diabetes than subject who rarely consume or totally avoid meat. The findings of this study reveal that high intake of red and processed meat products may contribute positively to the development of type 2 diabetes.
A surge in type 2 diabetes risk is associated with frequent consumption of red meat, processed meat products, and processed poultry.
This study investigated the link between high dietary ingestion of meat and the likelihood of developing type 2 diabetes. Using validated food frequency questionnaires, researchers collated and analyzed data on the meat consumption rates of 75,512 Caucasian, Japanese-Americans, and Native Haiwaiian adult male and female subjects between the ages of 45-75 recruited from the Multiethnic Cohort. The type 2 diabetes hazard ratio was determined in all the subjects who participated in this study.
Researchers discovered the regular consumption of red meat, processed meats, and processed poultry increased the risk of developing type 2 diabetes. In contrast, increased intake of fresh poultry was found to have no significant effect on type 2 diabetes risk in this study. The findings of this study reveal that habitual consumption of meat products may increase an individual's susceptibility to type 2 diabetes.
Millions of people take statins to reduce their cholesterol levels and cut down their risk of heart attack. Statins are a class of drugs often prescribed by doctors to help lower plasma concentrations of low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol. Some of the types of statins available via prescription include atorvastatin (Lipitor), Fluvastatin (Le...