More than half of the people who died in those crashes were someone other than the drinking driver, and they were more likely to be young (under the age of 21) and female, the study also found.
Between 2012 and 2016, alcohol-induced deaths increased an average of 4.2 percent per year for men and a startling 7.2 percent per year for women.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention states on its website: “Any amount of alcohol during pregnancy is harmful. … There is no known safe amount of alcohol use during pregnancy or when trying to get pregnant.”
The most significant improvement in mental well-being during the study occurred among the women who started the study as moderate drinkers but who then gave up alcohol.
This research has particular resonance as we head into the July 4 weekend. More beer is sold during this holiday than at any other time of the year.
The evidence for the idea that moderate drinking is not only good for us, but better than abstaining, has always been weak. This new study shows just how weak that evidence may have been.
The new study, published in The Lancet, analyzed alcohol-related consumption patterns and health risks between 1990 and 2016 for 195 countries and territories.
It’s been an up-and-down (weather-wise) month, but April has produced a steady shower of interesting health articles. Here are a few that you may have missed.
The percentage of Minnesota 9th graders who report that they started drinking before age 13 has plummeted from 30 percent in 2001 to 11 percent in 2016.
The study also found links between alcohol consumption and specific types of cardiovascular disease, specifically heart failure, stroke, fatal aortic aneurysms and fatal hypertensive disease.
One in six American adults — about 37 million people — engage in at least one binge-drinking episode each year, the study found.
“Let the saloons come,” said Moorhead mayor and brewer John Erickson in 1888. “The more the better it will be for us. They pay more in taxes than anyone else. How many temperance people…pay $500 a year in taxes?”
A new tax cut benefiting alcohol manufacturers was lauded by the industry, but belied Republican promises to eliminate special treatment for chosen businesses.
The researchers refer to their study as only “an initial exploration of alcohol’s perceived relationship with emotions.”
While mortality rates for many causes of death in the United States have been in decline overall, mortality related to things like drugs, alcohol and suicide have been rising.
The two most frequent areas of misinformation involve breast cancer and colorectal cancer.
Though a recent Danish study’s findings are interesting, no one should be using alcohol as a liquid talisman against diabetes.
Although many Minnesotan colleges and universities already have some sort of alcohol education for first-year students, supplementing with eCHUG could improve outcomes.
The rate of alcohol-related deaths for white women ages 35-54 has more than doubled since 1999.
Researchers at the University of New South Wales in Australia and Columbia University in the United States pooled and analyzed data from 68 studies from around the world.