Health Alcohol Young people who binge drink could be at greater risk of developing conditions such as heart disease and stroke later in life, the authors of a study have warned. Rates of excessive drinking in the U.S. are at an all-time high and the results should act as a wake-up call to the one in five college-age students who binge drink, the authors of the study published in the Journal of the American Heart Association suggested. On average, students consume six to seven drinks per binge-drinking session, exceeding the official binge-drinking definition of five or four drinks for men and women, respectively. To understand how this impacts cardiovascular health, the researchers studied the responses of 4,710 adults aged between 18 to 45 years old who participated in the U.S. National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey between 2011 to 2012 and 2013 to 2014. The respondents were placed into three categories: Non-drinkers, binge drinkers 12 times … [Read more...] about Young People Who Binge Drink Could Increase Risk of Stroke, Study Suggests
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Thursday, March 08, 2018 by: Lance D Johnson Tags: anticholinergic meds, badhealth, badmedicine, badscience, beta blockers, Big Pharma, Blood clots, Dangerous Medicine, herbal medicine, memory loss, painkillers, pharma drugs, side effects, stroke risk (Natural News) Every two seconds, someone somewhere is having a stroke, and the cause isn’t always what you’re told. A stroke is when the blood supply to part of your brain is interrupted or reduced, depriving brain tissue of oxygen and nutrients. Most strokes (80 percent) that occur are ischemic strokes, where the arteries leading to the brain become blocked. In contrast, during a hemorrhaging stroke, blood vessels in your brain leak or rupture. The medical literature blames high cholesterol levels, being overweight, poor genetics, and being old as the primary causes for strokes, but a new study from the University of Aberdeen has uncovered a more startling cause of stokes. Anticholinergic medications, … [Read more...] about Major side effects from popular medicines: Beta-blockers and painkillers found to double risk of stroke
Thursday, March 01, 2018 by: Jhoanna Robinson Tags: badhealth, badmedicine, birth control pills, Dangerous Medicine, hormones, ischemic stroke, oral contraceptives, pregnancy, stroke, stroke risk, women's health (Natural News) Women who start menopausing before the age of 45 are more prone to the risks of suffering from a stroke, a new study revealed. Menstruating before the age of 13 is usually brought about by obesity, which makes women more vulnerable to incidents of cardiovascular events, such as a stroke, a recent study found out. Menstruating early can cause early menopause. Menopause is said to cause a decrease in protective hormones like estrogen, which aids in preventing fats from circulating around the bloodstream. This means that when women experience menopause earlier than usual, they have less protective hormones. Aside from that, fluctuating hormones brought about by menopause also increase the levels of low-density lipoprotein or “bad” cholesterol in a … [Read more...] about For women: Jacking with your hormones, whether with birth control or junk food, increases your risk of stroke
A paper published this week outlines stroke risk factors that are specific to women. The authors hope that increasing awareness will help identify people who should be monitored more closely. Strokes kill an estimated 140,000 people in the United States each year. That accounts for around 1 in 20 deaths. Breaking that statistic down further, someone dies of stroke in the U.S. every 4 minutes. Such a huge health concern has garnered significant interest from health authorities, governmental bodies, and scientists. Over the years, studies have found a range of risk factors associated with stroke. For instance, risk of stroke increases with age, and individuals with high blood pressure, heart disease, or diabetes also have increased risk. Ethnicity makes a difference, too — strokes occur more often in African American adults than in white, Hispanic, or Asian American adults, for instance. Certain lifestyle factors also play their part — activities such as smoking tobacco, … [Read more...] about Which women are most at risk of stroke?
(Natural News) A recent study has shown that smoking even just one cigarette per day heightens the risk of heart attack and stroke by nearly 50 percent for men and a hundred percent for women.In fact, men who smoke even just a single cigarette expose themselves to the dangers that people who smoked 20 cigarettes had – 46 percent of the increased risk of heart disease in people who smoked 20 sticks, and their danger of a stroke was 41 percent of the risk that 20-a-day smoker has.A single cigarette increased their risk of coronary heart disease by 48 percent as compared with people who didn’t smoke at all.Women, on the other hand, more than double their risk of heart disease with just one cigarette as compared to if they did not smoke at all. They had 57 percent risk of heart disease and 31 percent for a stroke.“No safe level of smoking exists for cardiovascular disease. Smokers should quit instead of cutting down, using appropriate cessation aids if needed, to … [Read more...] about Research shows smoking just one cigarette per day increases risk of heart attack and stroke