protective effects of estrogen and also
of moderate consumption of alcohol are well documented. In the study below it was found that for
postmenopausal women who drink have higher levels of estrogen. This study strongly supports the conclusions
that this positive association with alcohol is in part if not in the entire due
to the higher levels of estrogen; the drinkers had a 61% higher level of
estrogen. Note: premenopausal women have minimal heart and
vascular health risks.
jk has observed a
marked difference in the both the rate of
aging (skin) and frequency of hot flashes in two women he us close friends
with, one drinks daily the other don’t.
The difference could thus be explained by the differences in estrogen levels. Similar effects for four other women jk
Association between Moderate Alcoholic Beverage Consumption and Serum Estradiol
and Testosterone Levels in Normal Postmenopausal Women: Relationship to the
1. Judith S. Gavaler1,2,*, David H. Van Thiel1
Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research , Issue 1, pages 87–92, January 1992