Tag: alcohol use

How Do Alcohol, Obesity Impact Cirrhosis?

Alcohol intake and obesity are independent risk factors for morbidity among patients with cirrhosis, but the two factors do not appear to combine for a...

New-AF Risk May Not Rise With Light Drinking, May Fall With Wine

Alcoholic drinks are in the news again, served with a twist. A large cohort study saw a familiar J-shaped curve detailing risk for new atrial...

Obesity Amplifies Harmful Effects of Alcohol on the Liver

Being overweight or having obesity significantly increases the risk for liver disease and the likelihood of dying from it compared with being of normal weight, regardless...

Gastroenterologists Split on Less Pay for More Life Balance

Work-life balance was the top concern by far among gastroenterologists, according to responses in the Medscape Gastroenterologist Lifestyle, Happiness & Burnout Report 2021. Gastroenterologists were...

Childhood Smoking and Depression Impact Young Adult Opioid Use

Depression and tobacco use in childhood significantly increased the risk for opioid use in young adults, according to data from a prospective study of approximately...

Heavy Drinking by Teens May Affect White Matter Integrity

Heavy alcohol use in adolescence is linked to disruptions in white matter integrity, new research suggests. In a case control study of more than 400...

From Cradle to Grave, Alcohol Is Bad for the Brain

There is “compelling” evidence of the harmful effects of alcohol on the brain. The greatest risk occurs during three periods of life that are marked...

COVID-19 Shutdown Fuels Sharp Rise in Alcohol Use

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Americans sharply increased their alcohol intake last spring as many areas...

Even Moderate Drinking May Raise Hypertension Risk in Diabetes

New research suggests that even moderate alcohol consumption may raise hypertension risk in adults with type 2 diabetes (T2D). Investigators analyzed data from over 10,000...

Fecal Transplant Shows Promise in Reducing Alcohol Craving

Fecal microbiota transplantation results in a short-term reduction in alcohol craving in patients with alcohol-induced cirrhosis who can’t stop drinking, results from a new study...

Excessive Alcohol Use Contributes to 93,000 US Deaths Annually

Excessive alcohol use is responsible for more than 93,000 deaths annually in the United States. On average, 29 years of life are lost per death,...

US Hip Fracture Incidence Declines With Reductions in Smoking, Drinking

(Reuters Health) – Age-adjusted hip fracture incidence has declined in the U.S. over the past four decades, aided by a decline in smoking and alcohol...

Garlic Supplements, H. Pylori Treatment Tied to Lower Gastric Cancer Mortality

(Reuters Health) – Treatment for Helicobacter pylori and garlic supplementation are each associated with lowered gastric cancer mortality risk, but garlic’s benefits are mainly in...