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.
My back ground story is here:http://oc1dean.blogspot.com/2010/11/my-background-story_8.html

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Scientists Question Benefit of Moderate Drinking

I personally think alcohol is great for you post-stroke, makes your walking much more challenging getting you recovered much faster. Does wonders for social connections. And these others. But since I'm not medically trained don't listen to me.

Alcohol for these 12 reasons.

A little daily alcohol may cut stroke risk

An occasional drink doesn't hurt coronary arteries

Six healthy reasons to drink more beer   Red wine benefits are in this one also.

10 Health Benefits of Whiskey

The negative article here:

 Scientists Question Benefit of Moderate Drinking

Moderate alcohol consumption may not be as beneficial as previously thought.
Researchers from Penn State have examined the drinking habits of middle-aged adults and found that the widely reported benefits of moderate alcohol may be overstated because they appear in a vacuum and did not factor in other health risks.
“Evidence continues to grow that alcohol has many health risks, including for cancer,” Jennifer Maggs, professor of human development and family studies at Penn State and one of the study's authors, said in a statement. “Therefore, it is dangerous to report only benefits of moderate alcohol consumption.
“Drinking habits are also shaped by our education, health earlier in life and related lifestyle factors including smoking,” she added. “These other influences may be the real factors underlying the connection between drinking and midlife health.”
After analyzing information of about 9,000 people in England, Scotland and Wales born in 1958 the researchers linked changes to mental and physical health to an individual’s drinking and cigarette smoking habits from age 23 to 55.
According to the study, about one-third of participants who reported drinking at the light-to-moderate level—adults who consumed no more than 14 units of alcohol per week—were very unlikely to smoke and enjoyed the best health and quality of life in middle age.
However, those who drank lightly to moderately but also smoked experienced more health problems, as did those who both drank heavily and smoked and those who either refrained from alcohol or reduced their drinking over time.
Moderate drinking has long been considered to have some heart benefits but the researchers believe these reports failed to take into account other risk factors like smoking or a lack of exercise or obesity.
“This study provides yet more evidence that any benefits associated with drinking alcohol are smaller than previously thought,” Sir Ian Gilmore, chair of the Alcohol Health Alliance in the U.K., said in a statement. “The most effective ways to reduce harms associated with alcohol consumption are to introduce pricing measures linked to alcohol sales, and enable more informed choices through public education efforts and mandatory labeling of alcohol products.”
The researchers also explained that adults who abstain from alcohol are not necessarily healthier than light-to-moderate drinkers.
“Alcohol abstainers are a diverse group,” Jeremy Staff, professor of criminology and sociology at Penn State and the study’s lead author, said in a statement. “They include former heavy drinkers who quit due to problems with alcohol, as well as those who quit drinking due to poor health, and not just lifetime abstainers.
“Medical professionals and public health officials should be wary of drawing conclusions about the so-called 'dangers' of never drinking without more robust evidence,” he added.


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