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Wilkerson's mom calls out reporter for lying about son's alcohol issues

Wilkerson's mom calls out reporter for lying about son's alcohol issues

Sports
March 9 (UPI) -- The mother of former New York Jets defender Muhammad Wilkerson claims that a reporter lied about her son having issues with alcohol and is threatening legal action.Ka'idah called into CBS Sports Radio's Boomer and Gio show on WFAN 660 on Friday to defend her son after a reporter from the New York Daily News stated that Wilkerson has "issues with alcohol."The Daily News' Manish Mehta made the claim after NFL Network reported that the free agent is visiting the New Orleans Saints."I am livid," Ka'idah said on the radio show. "Manish have never liked Muhammad.""He has always written horrible things about my son. Muhammad does not pay Manish any attention, so therefore he always has something against him. Where's his proof? Where's your proof, Manish?"The Jets suspended Wilker...
Drinking alcohol plays role in living past 90, researchers say

Drinking alcohol plays role in living past 90, researchers say

Health
Feb. 19 (UPI) -- Here's some information to ponder while hitting the gym instead of a bar: Beer and wine have better health benefits than exercise in terms of longevity.Those are the findings of University of California neurologist Claudia Kawas and other researchers conducting the 90+ Study, an effort that started in 2003 to explore impacts of daily habits on longevity.In the 1,700-person survey, people who drank about two glasses of beer or wine per day were 18 percent less likely to experience a premature death than those who abstain -- but participants who exercised 15 to 45 minutes a day cut the same risk by 11 percent.As part of the survey, researchers perform neurological, neuropsychological and cognitive tests on the participants every six months at the Clinic for Aging Research an...
5 Real Women Share What It Was Like Giving Up Alcohol for a Month

5 Real Women Share What It Was Like Giving Up Alcohol for a Month

Health
Until last month, I did not fully understand the effects of alcohol. Sure, I’d experienced a tipsy night out and enjoyed the next day’s lovely hangover. But when I gave up alcohol (one of many rules of the Whole30 program, which I did in January), I gradually became aware of how much things change when you part with your Pinot noir.I definitely experienced health perks: I was able to focus my energy on quality catch-ups over coffee, didn’t have liquor-induced late night cravings, and made it to more morning workout classes than usual. Yet what shocked me was how much my social life shifted over the course of 30 days.RELATED: What's the Lowest Calorie Alcohol? 8 Drinks RankedA friend’s request to meet for a “quick drink” led to my long explanation about my no-alcohol decision
Study reveals low alcohol consumption has brain-cleansing function

Study reveals low alcohol consumption has brain-cleansing function

Health
Feb. 2 (UPI) -- Drinking alcohol at low levels can clear away brain toxins, including those associated with Alzheimer's disease, a study published Friday indicates.The research, published in the journal Scientific Reports, shows that low levels of consumption reduced inflammation in the brains of mice.Researchers focused on the glymphatic system, a brain-cleaning process first described in 2012 by Dr. Maiken Nedergaard, the lead author of the new study.The system works by pumping cerebral spinal fluid into brain tissue to flush away waste, including proteins associated with dementia. Follow-up studies indicate that the glymphatic system works best during sleep and improves with exercise.The new study showed that animals exposed to long-term use of alcohol displayed high levels of a marker ...
Here's What Can Happen to Your Body When You Cut Out Alcohol

Here's What Can Happen to Your Body When You Cut Out Alcohol

Health
This is all the motivation you need for Dry January. The latest New Year’s trend has nothing to do with alcohol—literally. For millions of people, January 1 marks the first day of not just a new year, but a “dry” January, or month-long break with booze. Started by the UK's Alcohol Concern organization in 2013, the movement’s main goal is to help people "reset their relationship with alcohol." But what happens to your body when you become a temporary teetotaler?“Nothing bad,” says Jamile Wakim-Fleming, MD, a hepatologist at the Cleveland Clinic. “[Abstaining temporarily] is only going to be beneficial.” (One caveat: heavy drinkers should only quit with medical assistance, since they can experience a life-threatening form of withdrawal.)Thi