June 12, 2009

Drinking Alcohol Increases Risk of Allergies!

Well at least in women and only for perennial allergies (not seasonal allergies) according to a study published in July 2008 in the journal "Clinical Experimental Allergy." The study entitled Alcohol consumption and the risk of self-reported perennial and seasonal allergic rhinitis in young adult women in a population-based cohort study found that in Danish women between the ages of 20-29 who drank more than 14 drinks/week were significantly more likely to develop around the year allergies when compared to those who drank <1 drink/week.

Interestingly, smoking was found to not increase the risk of allergies.

It seems there is yet another reason not to drink alcohol! Whether men and other age groups are similarly affected is unknown.

Read more about this here.
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Dr. Christopher Chang is a private practice otolaryngology, head & neck surgeon specializing in the treatment of problems related to the ear, nose, and throat. Located in Warrenton, VA about 45 minutes west of Washington DC, he also provides inhalant allergy testing/treatment, hearing tests, and dispenses hearing aids.


Unknown said...


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xyzseira said...

I think these people needs the alcoholism treatment that they deserve in order to improve their way of living and have the sobriety they need to set them free from this substance.

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