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Alcohol can reduce asthma risk
European Lung Foundation ^ | September 25, 2011 | Unknown

Posted on 09/25/2011 6:27:10 PM PDT by decimon

Amsterdam, The Netherlands: Drinking alcohol in moderate quantities can reduce the risk of asthma, according to Danish researchers.

The study, which will be presented today (25 September 2011) at the European Respiratory Society's Annual Congress in Amsterdam, found that drinking 1-6 units of alcohol a week could reduce the risk of developing the condition.

The research examined 19,349 twins between the ages of 12 and 41 yrs of age. All participants completed a questionnaire at the start and end of the study to compare alcohol intake with the risk of developing asthma over 8 yrs.

The results showed that the lowest risk of asthma was seen in the group which had a moderate intake of alcohol, as less than 4% of those who drank 1-6 units per week developed asthma.

The highest risk of asthma was observed in people who drunk rarely or never, as they were 1.4-times more likely to develop the condition. Heavy drinkers also had an increased risk of asthma development and were 1.2-times more likely to develop asthma.

The results also suggested that a preference for beer drinking was associated with an increased risk of asthma when compared with no preference.

Previous studies have found a link between excessive intake of alcohol and asthma attacks; however, this is the first study of its kind to show a link between alcohol intake and the onset of asthma for adults over a long period of time.

Sofie Lieberoth, from the Bispebjerg Hospital in Denmark, said: "Whilst excessive alcohol intake can cause health problems, the findings of our study suggest that a moderate intake of 1-6 units can reduce the risk of developing asthma. By examining all the factors linked with the development of asthma, we can understand more about what causes the condition and how to prevent it."


TOPICS: Food; Health/Medicine
KEYWORDS: alcohol

1 posted on 09/25/2011 6:27:12 PM PDT by decimon
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2 posted on 09/25/2011 6:27:47 PM PDT by decimon
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To: decimon
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3 posted on 09/25/2011 6:29:43 PM PDT by cripplecreek (A vote for Amnesty is a vote for a permanent Democrat majority. ..Choose well.)
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To: decimon

Here’s to you breathing easy!


4 posted on 09/25/2011 6:34:13 PM PDT by stormhill
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To: decimon

At lease once a year a study comes out that says MODERATE alcohol consumption has some kind of health benefit.


5 posted on 09/25/2011 6:35:44 PM PDT by Carbonsteel
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To: decimon
Sure am glad I read this story right after reading your other post: 'Belly fat' linked to development of asthma I guess I'm ok.
6 posted on 09/25/2011 6:39:03 PM PDT by Inyo-Mono (My greatest fear is that when I'm gone my wife will sell my guns for what I told her I paid for them)
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To: Carbonsteel
At lease once a year a study comes out that says MODERATE alcohol consumption has some kind of health benefit.

That and chocolate. Which is why I post this stuff. I'm going into the chocolate beer business and expect to make a fortune.

7 posted on 09/25/2011 6:40:18 PM PDT by decimon
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To: Inyo-Mono
"'Belly fat' linked to development of asthma"

Darn....guess I better drink up.

8 posted on 09/25/2011 6:40:49 PM PDT by Carbonsteel
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To: Carbonsteel

Well, here’s the thing, moderate. There’s a difference between a glass of wine and a shot glass of whiskey. I would note that drinking too much soda could make me put on weight or load plaque on my teeth. I mean, wine has religious purpose to it, give it that much.


9 posted on 09/25/2011 6:40:58 PM PDT by Morpheus2009
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To: Inyo-Mono
Sure am glad I read this story right after reading your other post: 'Belly fat' linked to development of asthma I guess I'm ok.

Yeah, I guess the booze might cancel the effect of the belly fat. OTOH, fat and drunk is no way to...

10 posted on 09/25/2011 6:42:43 PM PDT by decimon
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To: decimon; mrreaganaut

My grandfather had COPD, he found out using vodka in his nebulizer helped his breathing.

My husband has found out that a half shot of vodka often works better than his rescue inhaler.


11 posted on 09/25/2011 6:54:01 PM PDT by reaganaut (Rick Perry says I'm heartless.)
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To: decimon

“Unit” needs defined.


12 posted on 09/25/2011 7:00:22 PM PDT by Rudder (The Main Stream Media is Our Enemy---get used to it.)
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To: Rudder
“Unit” needs defined.

Yeah, that got left out of the press release.

13 posted on 09/25/2011 7:06:40 PM PDT by decimon
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To: cripplecreek
"...And that, Norm, is why you always feel smarter after a few beers"

Makes sense to me.

14 posted on 09/25/2011 7:22:17 PM PDT by shove_it (Just undo it!)
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To: decimon

very doubtful


15 posted on 09/25/2011 7:34:35 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Happiness)
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To: Carbonsteel

“At lease once a year a study comes out that says MODERATE alcohol consumption has some kind of health benefit.”

those squishy RINOs are at it again!


16 posted on 09/25/2011 7:44:52 PM PDT by ari-freedom (Cain all the way)
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To: decimon

I called my AA sponsor and coughed on the phone. He still said no.


17 posted on 09/25/2011 8:36:13 PM PDT by Thrownatbirth (.....Iraq Invasion fan since '91.)
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To: decimon

Is there nothing alcohol CAN’T do?


18 posted on 09/25/2011 8:53:56 PM PDT by Mortrey (Impeach President Soros)
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To: Mortrey
Is there nothing alcohol CAN’T do?

Maybe, but most likely hasn't been discovered yet.

19 posted on 09/25/2011 9:03:41 PM PDT by PistolPaknMama
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To: decimon; Rudder
UNITS...

Remember... 1 - 6 per week.

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20 posted on 09/25/2011 9:08:44 PM PDT by TLI ( ITINERIS IMPENDEO VALHALLA)
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To: decimon

So, this is a punishment for starting to drink in college, rather than grammar school?


21 posted on 09/25/2011 9:14:06 PM PDT by ApplegateRanch ("Public service" does NOT mean servicing the people, like a bull among heifers.)
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To: decimon

Just reminded me to have a shot of bourbon...thanks.....


22 posted on 09/25/2011 9:55:42 PM PDT by goat granny
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To: decimon

23 posted on 09/26/2011 10:31:21 AM PDT by Oztrich Boy (New gets old. Steampunk is always cool)
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To: cripplecreek

bttt


24 posted on 09/26/2011 4:39:35 PM PDT by petercooper (2012 - Purge more RINO's.)
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To: Carbonsteel
At lease once a year a study comes out that says MODERATE alcohol consumption has some kind of health benefit.

It works!! I do my best to consume moderate amounts of alcohol at least three times a day.

25 posted on 09/27/2011 11:11:11 AM PDT by dearolddad
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