Deans' stroke musings

Changing stroke rehab and research worldwide now.Time is Brain!Just think of all the trillions and trillions of neurons that DIE each day because there are NO effective hyperacute therapies besides tPA(only 12% effective). I have 493 posts on hyperacute therapy, enough for researchers to spend decades proving them out. These are my personal ideas and blog on stroke rehabilitation and stroke research. Do not attempt any of these without checking with your medical provider. Unless you join me in agitating, when you need these therapies they won't be there.

What this blog is for:

Shortly after getting out of the hospital and getting NO information on the process or protocols of stroke rehabilitation and recovery I started searching on the internet and found that no other survivor received useful information. This is an attempt to cover all stroke rehabilitation information that should be readily available to survivors so they can talk with informed knowledge to their medical staff. It's quite disgusting that this information is not available from every stroke association and doctors group.
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Monday, December 12, 2016

Drinking beer may be good for heart health

I bet you never get this from your doctor. Don't do this on your own.  I do but I know nothing medical about stroke or recovery.
Pennsylvania State University Health and Medicine News
Previous research suggests that drinking wine in moderation can be good for your health, but new research indicates that drinking beer may also have health benefits.

Shue Huang, a doctoral candidate in nutritional sciences at Penn State, and colleagues found that moderate drinkers had the slowest decline in high–density lipoprotein (HDL), or the so–called "good" cholesterol, levels. A moderate level of drinking for men is one to two drinks per day, and for women a half to one drink per day.

Drinking beer had a positive effect on HDL levels even among heavy drinkers, but for hard liquor only light to moderate drinking was beneficial, meaning for men less than one serving per day and for women 0–0.4 servings per day. There were not enough wine drinkers in this population to test the effects on HDL.

The researchers considered a serving to be 12 fluid ounces of beer, 1.5 fluid ounces of 80–proof distilled spirits, or 5 fluid ounces of wine.

Huang and colleagues followed more than 80,000 participants for six years and found that while HDL levels declined over time, those who drank beer had a slower decrease in HDL, therefore a lower risk of cardiovascular diseases. This particular study was conducted in China, but previous studies suggest that other populations would experience a similar effect, according to the researchers.

Huang presented this preliminary study at the American Heart Association Scientific Sessions 2016.

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