Thursday, June 5, 2008

Alcohol Lowers Risk of Rheumatoid Arthritis

Randall Parker at Future Pundit reports that a study conducted in Scandinavia reveals that people who consume alcohol have a lower risk of developing rheumatoid arthritis. In fact, the more you drink, the less your risk for RA. Those in the top quartile of alcohol consumption, for example, had as much as a 50% lower risk of developing the autoimmune disease than those who drank the least.

And from earlier reports, we know that rheumatoid arthritis greatly increases the risk of heart disease. So now I have an excuse for going out on $2 pint-night... I'm doing it for my health!

1 comment:

reetajenet said...

Alcohol consumption lowers the rate of death from heart disease in men with high blood pressure,according to a study published last month in The Archives of Internal Medicine. It followed over 14,000 male physicians who had hypertension but were otherwise healthy in 1984, when they enrolled.

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