A new study reveals that gender differences may impact the effects of alcohol on the brain reward system. The study is a collaboration between Massachusetts General Hospital and Boston Universtiy School of Medicine.
Alcohol intake, whether light or moderate, may be good for some people but it also affects heartbeat irregularly. Dietary Guidelines for Americans suggests that moderate drinking is only up to one drink per day for women and up to two drinks per day for men.
A Scottish study has discovered that moderate to heavy alcohol consumption can reduce the chances of patients suffering from fibromyalgia or getting disabled. However, medical experts worry that this approach may be the wrong treatment for chronic pain.