Tagged: Alcohol Use

NEWS: Quitting, Reducing Alcohol Use Improves Diabetes II Outcomes

A first of its kind study shows that reducing alcohol use by as little as two units per week may have long-term health benefits for people with diabetes.
Concerning alcohol and diabetes the situation has long been complicated. This new study, published in Cardiovascular Diabetology, therefore helps elucidate the science further. Meta-analysis have confirmed that there is a U-shaped relationship between the average amount of alcohol consumed per day and the risk of type 2 diabetes. For example, chronic heavy alcohol use has previously been observed to disrupt glucose homeostasis and to lead to the development of insulin resistance, resulting in a higher risk of diabetes mellitus…

REPORT: Recovery from Opioid Problems in the US Population

An estimated 1.2 million American adults report resolving an opioid problem. Given the service use outcomes and longer-term problem resolution of mid-recovery OPI, early-recovery OPI may require encouragement to utilize additional or more intensive services to achieve longer-term recovery. OPI beyond recovery-year 1 may need enhanced support to address deficient self-esteem and promote well-being…

REPORT: Diabetes II: Small Reduction in Alcohol, Big Reduction in Heart Disease Risk

Healthy lifestyle changes among people with a new diagnosis of type 2 diabetes are possible. People who cut their alcohol consumption by at least two units a week or abstained from alcohol had a lower risk of cardiovascular disease compared with people who didn’t change their alcohol use…

NEWS: Estonia: Alcohol Use Hits 10 Year Low

Consumption of alcohol in Estonia has decreased to the lowest level seen in a decade, reports an analysis entitled “Estonia’s alcohol market, consumption and policy in 2018.” Last year, Estonian residents consumed an average of 10.1 liters of absolute alcohol per adult. Which is the lowest reported level of consumption across the last 10 years…

PRESS RELEASE: Alcohol Use Projected To Keep Rising, Countries Fall Short Of Promise To Protect People

A new study projects rising alcohol consumption over the next decade. The latest findings indicate that the goals for reducing alcohol harm will remain out of reach. IOGT International emphasizes the severity of this trend and calls for urgent action…

NEWS: USA: Alcoholic Liver Disease Rising

A new study reports, Americans are increasingly developing serious liver diseases like cirrhosis and liver cancer due to alcohol use. This research adds to mounting evidence showing that liver problems due to alcohol are reaching epidemic levels in the U.S. Studies from the past few years have shown that more young people are dying of liver failure, liver disease is becoming a leading cause of death, and that alcohol-related problems are the number one reason for liver transplants in America…

REPORT: Global Alcohol Exposure Between 1990 – 2017 And Forecasts Until 2030

Between 1990 and 2017, global adult per-capita consumption increased from 5·9 L to 6·5 L, and is forecasted to reach 7·6 L by 2030. Globally, the prevalence of lifetime abstinence decreased from 46% in 1990 to 43% in 2017, while the prevalence of current alcohol use increased from 45% in 1990 to 47% in 2017.
The researchers forecast both trends to continue, with abstinence decreasing to 40% by 2030 and the proportion of current alcohol users increasing to 50% by 2030.
Based on these data, global goals for reducing the harmful use of alcohol are unlikely to be achieved, and known effective and cost-effective policy measures should be implemented to reduce alcohol exposure…

REPORT: The Role of Peer Alcohol Consumption on College Students’ Alcohol Use

The study’s findings underscore the importance of genetic predisposition on individual alcohol use and support the potentially causal nature of the association between peer influence and alcohol use. According to the researchers of the study both how much alcohol friends are perceived to be having and how much roommates report using alcohol affect how much alcohol a college student will use over time…

REPORT: New Insights into Alcohol Effects from NIH Study of Brain Patterns

rPWR and rCST are informative metrics for characterizing brain pathology and alternative energy use, and may provide new multimodal biomarkers of neuropsychiatric disorders.The study found both acute and chronic exposure to alcohol affected power (rPWR) and cost (rCST) of brain regions. In conclusion, despite widespread decreases in glucose metabolism in heavy alcohol users compared to light alcohol users, heavy alcohol use shifts the brain toward less efficient energetic states…

NEWS: Australia: Worrying Increase In Alcohol Use

Alcohol use has risen at its fastest rate in a decade, and Australians are now consuming more beer, wine and spirits than at any time since 2011. Australian Bureau of Statistics director of health statistics Louise Gates said people aged 15 and older were now consuming 9.7 liters of pure alcohol per year, per capita…