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Health benefits of alcohol for women, relationship expectations, low-carb diets, diabetes, and Alzheimer's disease.

By PT Staff, published on May 1, 2004 - last reviewed on June 9, 2016

Women and Alcohol

Women may reap more health benefits from moderate alcohol consumption than men do. Consuming one or two drinks, two or three times per week, is associated with better general health and physical functioning for both genders, but especially for women.

Not-So-Great Expectations

Couples with an accurate picture of their relationship—weak spots and all—report more satisfaction with their marriages over the long haul. Contrary to popular advice, newlyweds may be better off tempering sky-high hopes for their life together.

Low-Carb Prevails

People who followed a low-carbohydrate, high-protein diet lost more weight than people on a low-fat, low-cholesterol, low-calorie diet during a six-month comparison study at Duke University Medical Center. The low-carb dieters lost 26 pounds, compared to 14 pounds shed by the low-fat dieters.


The percentage by which having diabetes increases a person's risk of developing Alzheimer's disease. The finding is part of ongoing research on a possible link between diabetes and cognitive decline.