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Light To Moderate Drinking Helps Reduce Obesity: Research Shows

Drinking alcohol is always considered as bad for health but a recent research has showed up many amazing results, a latest study has been taken in US over the women of age limit ranging from 40 and above and it has been found out that those women gains less weight if they consume a moderate or light amount of alcohol and they are also at lower risks of becoming overweight as compared to the ladies who do not consume alcohol at all.

This study had been carried by researchers, from the Brigham and Women’s Hospital, and the Harvard School of Public Health in Boston,

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Cancer Prevention Tips

Either we like it or not, cancer affects most of us directly or indirectly. It’s Cancerhard to define, who is going to be the patient of cancer.

However cancer prevention is easier than we may think. With slight change in lifestyle, we can minimize our risk of developing any type of cancer.

Avoid smoking

All of us almost daily hear that, the smoking is injurious to health. Eve some packs of cigarettes deliver the warning “smoking causes lung cancer and heart diseases.” Smoking is the most important risk factor for cancers that is in our own control. Except lung cancer, smoking can be the main culprit for many other cancers.

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Tips to keep heart healthy

Heart disease is the leading killer of both sexes in the U.S. and U.K. Heart-HealthyAccording to American Heart Association (AHA), about 71 million Americans are suffering from heart disease in different shapes. The most widespread form of heart disease is hypertension (also known as silent killer) or high blood pressure gives birth to coronary artery disease (CAD). These conditions are responsible for almost 8 million heart attacks and more than 5 million strokes that occur annually, alone in U.S.

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Effects of Alcohol

People get influenced by alcohol because of several reasons like- escaping the failure, family tension, betrayed at love etc, but it is always injurious to our health & cause of various deadly diseases.

•    Because of consuming alcohol in regular bases you can suffer from short-term memory loss or black out. It can ruin your physical balance & your language can become objectionable.

•    Through the influence of alcohol you can even experience vomiting tendencies or nausea.

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Unhealthy lifestyle may double stroke risk

Results of a UK study show that unhealthy lifestyle can put people at higher risk for stroke. People, who are less physical active, brain_attackconsume too much alcohol, smoke and have least amount of fruit and vegetables in their daily servings, have higher odds to be a victim of stroke.

According to the researchers, only a small proportion of the people who participated in the study had such lifestyle as could protect them against stroke.

A report in the British Medical Journal shows that people in UK have to spend £7bn on the condition every year.

There are some previous studies which indicate that unhealthy lifestyle like diet and smoking can increase the risk of stroke and heart attacks. However, the effects of a combination of risk factors were not quite clear in healthy people.

In their study, researchers from East Anglia University assigned one point for each healthy behavior that participants (aged 40-79) reported.

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5m Americans Seek Help in Self-help Addiction Programs

Addiction programsAccording to an estimate, almost 5million Americans (over 12 years of age) take part in different self-help groups to get rid ofalcohol and drug abuse every year. It also includes 2.3 million those who are abstaining from these substances at present.

These are the results of a report that the Federal Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) released on Monday.

This report includes data from nationwide surveys conducted during 2006 and 2007 and it also reveals that: for alcohol use 45.3 percent joined a self-help group, while 21.8 percent for illicit drug use and 33 percent for alcohol as well as for illicit drug use.

Similarly, 45.1 percent people who joined self-help group a year back didn’t use illicit drugs or alcohol during the past month and 32.7 percent people, who joined a self-help group for drug or alcohol abuse, also got special treatment for their drug abuse and it includes attending a mental health center or admittance at a rehabilitation facility as an inpatient or outpatient.

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