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Microcytic anemias, which affect all cell lines, can have adverse effects on brain and nervous system health. Iron deficiency #anemia, the most common type of microcytic anemia, can cause #cognitive impairment. 🧵(1/18)
Iron is crucial for #brain function, and its #deficiency can reduce #oxygen delivery to the brain, affecting #cognitive processes like #attention, #memory, and learning. (2/18)
#B12 deficiency, another common cause of microcytic anemia, can also damage the nervous system. (3/18)
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Gender equality is good, however, in this situation, it is better that women lag men

1. 45-year old Vani was admitted with complaints of epileptic fits followed by disorientation and confusion. A small brain infarct (clot) was seen, which was presumed to be the cause of seizure.
2. She had no obvious risk factors for stroke, and moreover, the clot was located in cerebellar vermis, which usually does not cause convulsions. So, we needed to look for other causes for her epileptic fits. Vani had become conscious the next day, and history was reviewed.
3. Vani admitted to consuming alcohol on daily basis for more than a year, and had abruptly stopped consuming alcohol one day prior (as she was fasting for a religious festival).
Now, the cause of seizure was obvious- alcohol withdrawal syndrome (ADS).
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Can alcohol consumption affect muscle growth?

A thread 🧵👇

#alcohol #muscleproteinsynthesis #recovery Image
Exercise and protein ingestion are the main factors that stimulate muscle protein synthesis (the main process driving muscle adaptations such as growth).

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It has been reported that athletes are more likely to consume excessive amounts of alcohol, especially as part of binge-drinking practices in team sports. Can these practices affect muscle protein synthesis?

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In this one, a higher adherence to the American Heart Association’s Life’s Essential 8 cardiovascular health score was found to be associated with lower risks of all-cause and cardiovascular mortality among US adults.
- The American Heart Association’s Life’s Essential 8 cardiovascular health score consists of 8 modifiable metrics: physical activity, diet, smoking status, BMI, systolic blood pressure, fasting plasma glucose, cholesterol, and sleep.…
- A higher LE8 score was independently associated with lower mortality risk from all-cause and cardiovascular diseases.
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Moderate-to-heavy #alcohol consumption increases the risk of #stroke in #younger adults

1. Alcohol consumption is one of the important modifiable risk factors for stroke in young adults.
A study was conducted in Korea to determine the association between alcohol & stroke.
2. Of 1536668 patients (mean age 29.5 years, 71.5% male, and median follow-up of 6-years), 3153 experienced an incident stroke (incidence rate, 0.37 per 1,000 person-years).
Adults who consumed more than 105 g/week of alcohol had higher risk of stroke, especially brain hemorrhage
3. Conclusion
Young adults who engaged in moderate-to-heavy drinking demonstrated a higher risk for incident stroke, especially hemorrhagic stroke…
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Canadian guidance on #alcohol consumption
(January 2023)
1. Young people should delay alcohol use for as long as possible.

2. Individuals should not start to use alcohol or increase their alcohol use for health benefits.

3. Any reduction in alcohol use is beneficial.
4. When pregnant or trying to get pregnant, no amount of alcohol is safe
5. When breastfeeding, not drinking is safest
6. Consuming no drinks is associated with better health & better sleep,
7. Three to six drinks/week raise the risk of developing breast, colon & other cancers
8. Seven or more drinks per week increase the risk of #heart disease or #stroke.

9. Each additional drink "radically increases" the risk of these health consequences.

10. Consuming one or two standard drinks weekly will likely not have alcohol-related consequences.
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If you have Alcohol Use Disorder, consider speaking with a psychiatrist trained in the use of ketogenic diets. (1/7) #RecoveryPosse #Alcoholism #Alcoholic #metabolicpsychiatry
A 3-week RCT done by the National Institute of Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism found that a ketogenic diet could reduce the need for detox medications. (2/7) #Journal #Research #PeerReviewed #ThisIsPublicHealth #RCT
They also found that a #ketogenicdiet reduced both #alcohol withdrawal symptoms and reduce alcohol cravings. (3/7)
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🧵 Reading final technical report CCSA recommended guidelines on alcohol consumption 2 drinks a week…

big part of the report is laying out disease risk based on trends from weekly alcohol consumption - both in relative risk changes & years of life lost
Here is the table of risk change, the report uses lifelong abstainers as the control.
Darker the red, higher the risk.

Scary, yes?

Keep in mind, negatives numbers indicate a protective effect.
This is their data for “years of life lost per 1,000” & “per 100”

Clearly shows an increase in years lost by increased alcohol consumption.
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Happy New Year all

If you 'celebrated' last night, and are 30 or over, you've probably spent today grappling with a phenomenon @elisjames flagged up recently

The 'psychological' hangover. The intense anxiety/unease that lays you low all day, or longer. What's that about?

@elisjames It's a bit of a cliché, in the UK at least; when you start drinking at 18 (*cough*) you can cane it all night, wake up and feel crap for a couple of hours, but then bounce back and do it all again, guilt free and right as rain

But as you get older, that gets... harder

Usually around your late twenties, but especially after them, your hangovers change. The physical effects may be less intense, but they endure longer. And the mental aspect is way worse. No more laughing it off, it's at least a day of feeling crap/sluggish/paranoid etc.

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This one found adherence to multiple healthy lifestyle factors to be associated with improved circulating metabolites from different pathways, with fatty acids mediating the association between all 5 lifestyle factors and the risk of CVD in individuals with diabetes. ImageImageImageImage
- This study aimed to provide a comprehensive assessment of the associations of multiple lifestyle factors (waist circumference, smoking status, alcohol intake, physical activity, and diet) with nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) metabolomics among individuals with diabetes.
- Adherence to healthy lifestyle factors, including non central obesity, non-current smoking, moderate alcohol intake, physically active, and healthy diet, was associated with 44 plasma metabolites across multiple metabolic pathways.
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Problematic #alcohol use is common among #physicians

1. Problematic alcohol use can adversely affect physicians’ health as well as their ability to provide excellent healthcare to their patients.
A meta-analysis was recently published on this topic.
#MedTwitter #psychtwitter
2. Problematic alcohol use included hazardous, potentially hazardous, risky, at-risk, harmful, problematic, or heavy drinking or alcohol use, as well as alcohol misuse, alcohol dependence, and alcohol use more than low-risk guidelines and alcohol use disorder.
3. Survey included 52,000 physicians from 17 countries (from data published between Jan 2006-Mar 2020).

Results showed problematic alcohol use varied widely regardless of measurement method used.

The rate was 0%-34% with AUDIT, 9%-35% with AUDIT-C, and 4%-22% with CAGE.
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Research says most people who use drugs are men. And many people think there is no reason to involve #women in #drugpolicy. But they are mistaken. The drug phenomenon is not #gender neutral.

Why a #feminist perspective is essential 👉💡🧵...
Due to gendered norms and notions of #femininity that are incompatible with #drugs use, the complex realities of women are often ignored. However, a growing movement is trying to shift this perspective to better understand the unique challenges that female users face.
Let’s have a closer 👁️👁️ why…

#Women who use drugs are often judged because they don’t comply with socially constructed #norms and challenge the traditional role of women.
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Voy a abrir un hilo sobre los #extintores, un elemento de seguridad pasiva contra #incendios, que tenemos muy al alcance de la mano pero, que es un gran desconocido. Image
En el anterior Reglamento de Instalaciones de Protección contra incendios, la altura de instalación de los extintores era de 170 cm. Ahora, la nueva normativa en España indica que deben de ser instalados a una altura mínima de 80 cm y a una altura máxima de 120 cm sobre el suelo. Image
La #distancia mínima entre #extintores es de 15 metros siempre cumpliendo con la altura, visibilidad y accesibilidad establecidos. Por lo que el recorrido máximo horizontal desde cualquier punto no debe de superar los 15 metros. Mínimo 1 extintor en cada planta. Image
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This study in Finnish twins finds that an unhealthy lifestyle during pubertal years (obesity, smoking, binge drinking, low levels of physical activity) is associated with accelerated biological aging in young adulthood.
- Both the class with the overall unhealthiest lifestyle and that with a high BMI were biologically 1.7–3.3 years older than the classes with healthier lifestyle patterns when DNAm GrimAge was used...
... and had 2–5 weeks/calendar year faster pace of biological aging when using DunedinPoAm.
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Doctors in India live 10 years lesser than average population- What can doctors do to save their lives?

Yes, you heard it right. Studies from Kerala and Pune by Indian Medical Association revealed these shocking statistics- doctors die about a decade earlier that the rest.
Life expectancy of a Malayali (native of Kerala) is 74.9 years but according to the IMA study, the mean ‘age of death’ of a Malayali doctor is 61.75 years. Indian doctor’s average lifespan is 55-59 years, almost 10 years lesser than that of the general population (IMA, Pune).
Common causes of death: #heart attacks (27%) and #cancers (25%). Other causes include #infections and #Suicides.
Risk factors for diseases and #death: physical inactivity, #obesity, #overweight, #stress, #sleep deprivation and long working hours are common among #doctors.
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En el día mundial contra el #CancerDeMama, quiero recordar uno de los factores de riesgo evitables implicados en el desarrollo de este tumor. El consumo de alcohol. Lo primero, que tenemos que tener claro, es que el alcohol es un factor de riesgo de muchos tipos de cáncer. #hilo
Y es que un factor de riesgo en medicina equivale a “comprar papeletas” para que te “toque” una enfermedad. Si fumas, “compras boletos“ para el cáncer de pulmón (y otros). Si bebes, para el de hígado, mama, colon, etc. Cuanto más #alcohol, más papeletas ⤵️
¿Que hay gente que ha fumado y bebido mucho y no ha tenido cáncer? Claro, igual que hay gente que toda la vida juega a la lotería y no le toca nunca.
¿Y por qué hay gente que tiene un cáncer de pulmón si no ha fumado o de hígado si no ha bebido?
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#alcohol intake as a risk factor for acute #stroke

A study was done on about 26,000 people from >30 countries including India to assess whether alcohol drinkers had increased risk of getting affected by stroke or not. (Ref: #Neurology, Oct 11, 2022)
#MedTwitter #neurotwitter
1. High level of alcohol intake was consistently associated with all stroke, ischemic stroke and intracerebral hemorrhage (ICH).
2. Moderate alcohol intake was associated with all stroke and ICH, but not ischemic stroke.
3. Low alcohol intake was associated with increased odds of stroke in India, but decreased odds of stroke in Western Europe/North America.
4. Wine consumption was associated with reduced odds of all stroke and ischemic stroke but not ICH.
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“Chapter 7,” titled “Vietnam/Boomer Generation—Marijuana & Psychedelics”

“Wow, Man!” “Just Do It” “Go with the Flow”

Quotes/Highlights THREAD

From *Culture War Class War 2022: Truth & Generations*

by M. Adzema

(publishing 9/2022)


CW22Q 7/1
Quotes/Highlights THREAD

From *Culture War Class War 2022:

*Truth & Generations*

by Michael Adzema

(available on website now & to be published Sept 2022)

READ &/or dwnl entire BOOK free AT SITE... #60sGen #history #LSD #FBR #Boomers #resist

CW22Q 7/2
[Quotes/highlights:] “…for every LSD experience gone wrong, there were hundreds or thousands more whose experience of LSD was transformative.” []

THREAD… #60sGen #history #FBR #Boomers #resist #pot #psychology #marijuana #CultureWar #spiritual

CW22Q 7/3
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“Chapter 5,” titled “WWII Generation, Alcohol & Tobacco:”

““I Need a Drink”…Booze & Tobacco Are Perfect Drugs for a Generation Rooted in Denial & Recklessness”

Quotes/Highlights THREAD

fr *Culture War Class War 2022*

by Adzema

(pub 9/22)…

CW22Q 5/1
[*Quotes/highlights:*] “Alcohol numbs pain & creates a euphoric state by blotting out higher-order cerebral-cortical functioning. It reduces access to memory, diminishes physio-motor skills, blocks anxiety, depression, & nervousness.”[]


CW22Q 5/2
[] “These effects alone make [alcohol] the perfect drug to create & sustain a defensive style centered on denial…” []

READ &/or dwnl entire BOOK free AT SITE...… #WWIIGen #Midterms #alcohol #psychology #tobacco #history #FBR #resist #CultureWar

CW22Q 5/3
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#Alcohol y #cannabis. ¿Pensáis que la industria del alcohol se ve amenazada por la industria del cannabis? Para nada, van de la mano en inversiones y en "futuro"…
No solamente están invirtiendo en empresas de cannabis sino que tiene en la reserva su principal arma: bebidas infusionadas de CBD y THC. Y además cero alcohol. No hace falta mezclarlo (por ahora)
En Canadá hay disponibles con CBD…
En USA, un importante fabricante de cerveza ya la tiene con THC
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Did you know that the earliest chemical evidence of BARLEY #BEER #BREWING was discovered in the #Zagros mountains of Iran? A big part of why I decided to start @BackHomeBeer was to change the narrative about alcohol in the #MiddleEast. 1/5
Yes, #alcohol was outlawed in Iran in 1980 - but that was just 40 years ago. When my parents & grandparents lived in #Iran, there were #Breweries, #Distilleries and beautiful #Vineyards. 2/5
Before 1980, there was a rich history of #Fermentation that dates back thousands of years in the #MiddleEast. So when people ask me how I can brew a #Persian inspired #Beer….it’s because I want people to know these facts about the history of #Brewing in the region. 3/5
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#Alcohol is not a part of a healthy diet❗️

Harmful use of 🍺🍷🍸🍹 causes over 3 million deaths per year.

Drinking too much, or too often, alcohol increases ↗️ risk of:
🔸 Injuries
🔸 Liver damage
🔸 Cancers
🔸 Heart diseases
🔸 Mental illness

📌 Blue illustration with a crossed out bottle and glass. The t
🍻 Drinking #alcohol among adolescents is a major concern in many countries.

It can reduce self-control and increase risky behaviours like unsafe sex or reckless driving.

You should not drink #alcohol at all if you are:

❌ Pregnant or breastfeeding
❌ Driving
❌ Operating machinery
❌ Having health problems which may be made worse by alcohol
❌ Taking 💊 which directly interact with alcohol
❌ Having difficulties with controlling your drinking
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In line with several previous studies, this one found hypoglycemia (glucose <3.0 mmol/L) to result in declines in important aspects of cognitive function, with the decline being consistent in adults with or without diabetes and largely independent of clinical factors.
- In this study, the authors enrolled clinically distinct subgroups of people with diabetes, and control subjects, using the same methodology allowing for direct comparison between different diabetic phenotypes and subjects without diabetes.
- Hypoglycemia deteriorated cognitive performance in all groups of participants to a similar extent, with effect sizes ranging from small to medium.
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Thread for AAP Ka News #E99 - 26th July 2022

Add your news articles & links to the last post in this thread.

#aapKaNews #aap #News

@phani_nath @Randhr602 @Gokul_kool @RupamCh81732018

#thread : post 1 / n
#news Thread 2/n

The probe agency said the mountain of cash found at Chatterjee's aide's home belonged to the minister.
#WestBengal #sscscam #politics #corruption… #MamataBanerjee #Bhubaneswar #ParthaChatterjee
#news #thread 3/n
#Gujarat hooch tragedy: Village head had approached police in March seeking action against illegal #liquor trade…

#ModiHaiToMumkinHai #bjp @AAPGujarat @HasanSafin @AAPYouthWing
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