• Young people ‘most likely to experience injuries,' no benefit from alcohol consumption

    11 days ago - By Healio

    Although moderate alcohol consumption may benefit older adults, including reduced risk for ischemic heart disease, stroke and diabetes, young adults saw no benefit and instead accrued “significant health risks” from consuming alcohol.
    A systematic analysis published in The Lancet also recommended that global alcohol consumption recommendations should be based on age and location, with the strongest recommendations geared toward males aged 15 to 39 years.
    “We estimate that 1.78 million people worldwide died due to alcohol use in 2020,” Dana Bryazka, BA, a post-bachelor
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  • Cannabis may affect anaerobic power, risk for cardiovascular disease in female athletes

    Cannabis may affect anaerobic power, risk for cardiovascular disease in female athletes

    12 days ago - By Healio

    Compared with non-users, female athletes who regularly use cannabis had reduced early anaerobic power production and may have an increased risk for cardiovascular disease, according to published results.
    Researchers from the School of Sport and Exercise Science at the University of Northern Colorado compared health and performance outcomes between 12 healthy and physically active female cannabis users and a cohort of 12 non-users of similar body size, body composition, pulmonary function, cardiorespiratory function and muscular strength. According to the study, average age among all
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