June 05, 2008

Maybe I shouldn't have been such a good girl...

Seems a new study indicates that moderate alcohol consumption decreases the chance of getting RA by 50%:

All participants were quizzed about their lifestyle, including how much they smoked and drank. And blood samples were taken to check for genetic risk factors.

The results showed that drinking alcohol was associated with a significantly lower risk of developing rheumatoid arthritis. And the more alcohol was consumed, the lower the risk of rheumatoid arthritis.

Among those who drank regularly, the quarter with the highest consumption were up to 50% less likely to develop the disease compared with the half who drank the least.

The effect was the same for both men and women.
I guess this means that glass of red wine is back on the schedule. Just wish the alcohol and the medication didn't interact.

Posted by caltechgirl at June 5, 2008 03:15 PM | TrackBack

That reminds me... I need to decant tonight's 'medication'. ;)

Posted by: pam at June 6, 2008 02:41 PM